The DVNSW Lived Expertise Policy Advisory Group, was formed in 2021. The group provides strategic direction and advice to Domestic Violence NSW on policy approaches to domestic, family and sexual violence in NSW. The group also offer contextual advice gained from their lived experience, and enable sharing of resources, best practice models and knowledge on response and prevention of domestic, family and sexual violence. DVNSW’s expertise and commitment to lived expertise grew from the Voices For Change primary prevention project, which supported victim-survivors to speak publicly about their stories. In July 2021, DVNSW released the Voices for Change report, which outlined the positive impacts of the Voices for Change program and how it worked towards bringing an end to domestic, family and sexual violence through survivor media advocacy. Read the report here.
Domestic Violence NSW would like to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the breadth and depth of Australia, including the traditional custodians on the land on which DVNSW operates, the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation.
Domestic Violence NSW acknowledges that we live work and play on Aboriginal land. We pay our respects to elders past, present and future and give thanks to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, on which we are housed. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.