At the VSS annual general meeting on Monday 29th October, the professional victim worker of the year award was presented to Professor Wendy Lacey, Professor of Law, School of Law, University of South Australia.
Professor Lacey was honoured by this award for her work in the campaign against elder abuse.
This award has promoted awareness of elder abuse in South Australia, especially institutional abuse.
This Symposium will be held at the National Wine Centre in Adelaide to gather representatives for the voices of victims of crime and abuse. Its purpose is to share experiences, knowledge, ideas and best practice in Trauma to Recovery. The Symposium aligns with 40 years of Victim Support Service advocating for South Australians to provide safety, counselling and justice support services to people impacted by crime and abuse. Find out more
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‘Hell’s angel’ - Ann O’Neill: turning grief into good (TV program)
ABC Television, Australian Story, 26 November 2018
More than half of women killed in 2017 died at hands of partner or relative
SBS, 27 November, 2018
Why are our prisons full of domestic violence victims?
Hayley Gleeson with Julie Baird, ABC News, 20 December 2018
Victims’ Rights Commissioner considers action to close legislative loophole that can leave victims in the dark on charges
(subscriber only content - contact The Advertiser to see fulltext) Lauren Novak, The Advertiser, December 27, 2018
Children are at risk because judges cannot rule on violence early enough
Emma Smallwood, The Guardian, 7 January 2019
Domestic violence and a simple tool called the 'No Test' could identify an abusive partner
ABC News, January 31, 2019
Behind closed doors (subscriber only content - contact The Advertiser to see fulltext)
Lauren Novak, The Advertiser, SA Weekend Magazine, February 2, 2019
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|Alcohol-fueled violence||Review of the Liquor Licensing Act 1997||January 2016|
|Child Protection||Royal Commission into the Safety of At Risk Children: Draft Terms of Reference||August 2014|
|Child Sexual Abuse||Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Criminal Justice||October 2016|
|Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Experiences of Police and Prosecution Responses||June 2015|
|Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Redress and Litigation||March 2015|
|Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Statutory Victims of Crime Compensation Schemes||June 2014|
|Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Advocacy and Support and Therapeutic Treatment Services||November 2015|
|Courts||Consultation on the Impact of Court Closures in South Australia||December 2014|
|Disability||NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework||April 2015|
|Senate Community Affairs References Committee: Indefinite Detention of People with Cognitive or Psychiatric Impairment in Australia||April 2016|
|Family and Domestic Abuse||Statutes Amendment (Domestic Violence) Bill 2018 Consultation||August 2018|
|Social Development Committee Inquiry into Domestic and Family Violence||February 2015|
|Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee: Domestic Violence and Gender Inequality||March 2016|
|Domestic Violence Discussion Paper||September 2016|
|Image-based Sexual Exploitation||Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee: Inquiry into Revenge Porn in Australia||January 2016|
|Offenders||Draft Sentencing (First Principles) Bill 2016||March 2016|
|Criminal Law (Extended Supervision Orders) Bill 2015||February 2015|
|Improving Responses to Women Offenders and Prisoners in Correctional Settings||April 2014|
|Provocation||Criminal Law Consolidation (Provocation) Amendment Bill 2013||August 2014|
|State Election||Submission to inform: 2014 South Australian Election||January 2014|
|Transforming Criminal Justice||Connecting the Criminal Justice System through Information Management||April 2016|
|Better Sentencing Options: Creating the Best Outcomes for our Community||September 2015|
|Efficient Progression and Resolution of Major Indictable Offences||April 2015|
|Putting People First||March 2015|
|Victims of Crime Compensation||Victims of Crime Compensation (Amendment) Bill 2014||September 2014|
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Julian Roffe, Chief Executive, Victim Suport Service
Prof S Caroline Taylor
Facilitated workshop - Mapping the issues
Prof Donna Chung
Amanda Shaw, Guardian for Children and Young People
Cheryl Axelby, Chief Executive Officer, Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement
Hon Kelly Vincent MLC, Dignity for Disability
Assoc Prof Rita Schackel, Sydney Law School
John Perti, Psychologist and Evan Pezos, Director - Student Welfare, Rostrevor College
Robert Leardi, Clinical Psychologist, 'Take-Two' Berry Street
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