DFV prevention engagement and communication strategy 2016–2026

The Domestic and family violence prevention engagement and communication strategy (the engagement and communication strategy) sets the vision and direction for creating cultural change across Queensland over the 10-year period from 2016 to 2026.

The engagement and communication strategy represents a new approach to domestic and family violence (DFV) engagement and communication in Queensland. It puts in place the elements required to create an environment which encourages new thinking and innovation.

The development of an engagement and communication strategy on DFV by the Queensland Government was a key initiative recommended by the Not now, not ever report.

You can also read a summary of the engagement and communication strategy.

How we will deliver action

Under the Fourth action plan 2022–23 to 2025–26, key initiatives delivered will continue to raise awareness and understanding about the nature and impacts of DFV and abuse, including coercive control and changes to legislation. These initiatives build on communication and engagement campaigns delivered in Queensland so far, and will include delivering tailored and accessible DFV resources and communication that is co-designed with representatives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, children and young people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and LGBTIQA+ people.

How you can make a difference

We need to work together to stop the behaviour and attitudes that allow DFV to continue. Access resources that will help you to create change in your community and find out more about the work of the Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Council.

How we will measure success

Evaluation is critical to ensuring the Queensland Government is meeting the reform objectives outlines in the Domestic and family violence prevention strategy 2016–2026 (the prevention strategy). The Evaluation framework sets out how the Queensland Government will assess the impact of the reform program as well as specific initiatives, including relevant communications and engagement campaigns.