Domestic and family violence blueprint

The NSW Domestic and Family Violence  Blueprint for Reform 2016-2021: Safer Lives for Women, Men and Children (PDF , 674.5 KB) sets out the directions and actions to reform the domestic violence system in NSW.

In 2016-17, the NSW Government invested more than $300 million over four years to the specialist domestic and family violence response, more than doubling the investment in specialist domestic and family violence services and initiatives. This investment will also support the implementation of the Blueprint. In the 2019-20 Budget this commitment was extended to $431 million over four years.

The NSW Government is working in partnership with non-government organisations, the private sector and the broader community to build a more effective domestic and violence system that embeds primary prevention activities to change community attitudes, reduces re-offending, and ultimately stops domestic and family violence before it eventuates.

KPMG was engaged by Women NSW to evaluate the NSW Domestic and Family Violence Blueprint for Reform 2016-2021: Safer Lives for Women and Children.

The evaluation report can be viewed here: KPMG Evaluation of the NSW Domestic and Family Violence Blueprint for Reform 2016-2021 (PDF , 5.8 MB).

A summary of the evaluation report can be viewed here: Summary of the KPMG Evaluation of the NSW Domestic and Family Violence Blueprint for Reform 2016-2021 (PDF , 812.7 KB).

NSW Domestic and Family Violence Plan 2022-2027

The Department of Communities and Justice is leading the development of two five-year whole-of-NSW Government plans to address domestic and family violence and sexual violence in NSW. These are intended to align with and respond to the next National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032, which is currently being finalised and due to be released in October 2022. 

The NSW Domestic and Family Violence Plan 2022-2027 will replace the existing Domestic and Family Violence Blueprint for Reform:2016-2021. 

View the draft NSW Domestic and Family Violence Plan 2022-2027. (PDF , 389.1 KB)   

The Blueprint Annual Report Card 2020-21 – Year Five

The NSW Domestic and Family Violence Blueprint for Reform: Annual Report Card 2020-21 - Year Five (PDF , 174.8 KB) was completed in 2022. The Report Card outlines the significant achievements made in the fifth year of the implementation of the Blueprint.

Previous report cards

Year 4

The NSW Domestic and Family Violence Blueprint for Reform: Annual Report Card 2019-20 - Year Four (PDF , 149.6 KB) was completed in 2020.

Year 3

The NSW Domestic and Family Violence Blueprint for Reform: Annual Report Card 2018-19 - Year Three (PDF , 120.7 KB) was released in December 2019.

Year 2

The NSW Domestic and Family Violence Blueprint for Reform: Annual Report Card 2017-18 - Year Two (PDF , 142.4 KB) was released in February 2019.

Year 1

The NSW Domestic and Family Violence Blueprint for Reform: Annual Report Card 2016-18 – Year One (PDF , 131.6 KB) was released in September 2017.

Domestic and Family Violence Prevention and Early Intervention Strategy 2017-2021

The NSW Domestic and Family Violence Prevention and Early Intervention Strategy 2017-2021 (PDF , 190.5 KB) (‘the Strategy’) sets out a direction for the way NSW Government agencies, non-government organisations and communities, design and implement prevention and early intervention strategies.

The Strategy is a commitment under the NSW Domestic and Family Violence Blueprint for Reform 2016-2021: Safer Lives for Women, Men and Children (PDF , 674.5 KB) and delivers on the focus areas of preventing domestic and family violence before it occurs, and intervening early to create safer lives for women, men and children.

The Strategy identifies priority areas to achieve change by shaping the environment to prevent violence from occurring in the first place; establishing a shared understanding and awareness of what constitutes domestic and family violence; responding to various experiences of violence; and strengthening the domestic and family violence system in NSW to support improved prevention and early intervention efforts.

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11 Aug 2022

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