International Domestic Violence Death Review Committee Roundtable held

Today, in Australia, the CSSLRV at the University of Guelph co-hosted a roundtable titled “International Domestic Violence Death Review Committee (IDVRDRC) Roundtable” with the Violence Research and Prevention Program, Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. The goal of this roundtable was to examine the impact of domestic violence death review recommendations, identify key gaps in knowledge about recommendations, and how to move forward and address these gaps, identify priority research questions, available data sources, and methodologies that can be used to understand how recommendations can lead to action and change. Present at the roundtable were members of Corners Courts, Domestic Violence Death Review Teams, researchers, ombudsmen review teams, and graduate research students. Present participants represented New Zealand, Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia, Victoria, South Australia, and Ontario. Present from Ontario were Centre Director and roundtable facilitator, Myrna Dawson and CSSLRV research assistants Danielle Bader, Michelle Carrigan, Tina Hotton, Anna Johnson, and Danielle Sutton. Also attending was Dawn Lavell-Harvard, Trent University, President of the Ontario Native Women’s Association and Vice-President of the Native Women’s Association of Canada. The topics covered in the roundtable will allow the development of an outline document with proposals for subsequent activities for future dissemination among participants and interested stakeholders.

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