• + - Integrated service systems

    Brisbane Domestic Violence Service is committed to ensuring the system supports you.

    Through an interagency approach to domestic and family violence (DFV), Brisbane Domestic Violence Service (BDVS) works with other services within the Brisbane region to support people with their risk, safety and other primary needs when they are experiencing DFV.

    The integrated service response (ISR) model was designed to build interagency response and awareness of services and to enhance integration of secondary service systems such as housing and homelessness, domestic and family violence, health, legal, drug and alcohol, Primary Healthcare Networks (PHNs) and culturally specific services.

    Some of the ways we do this includes streamlined communication, development and sharing of domestic and family resources and information, meet and greet events and more.

    BDVS is also the lead agency of the Brisbane High Risk Team, which analyses and coordinates high risk cases to ensure the safety and protection of people at risk of serious harm or death and to ensure justice and accountability for men using violence in their relationships.

    If you need support, don’t hesitate to contact us.

    As part of our work here at BDVS, we hold responsibility for bringing together services across the Brisbane region to share information, practice wisdom, services provision, increase referral pathways and support the ongoing improvement of our integrated service system (ISS) to ensure women and children experiencing domestic and family violence receive a smooth, appropriate and timely response when they connect with our systems for support.

    View the integrated service system model.

    In order to support this process, we produce a monthly newsletter that has over 630 subscribers. If you are working in the sector and would like to sign up to our ISS Newsletter, please email us.

    Carmen first met Jenny from Brisbane Domestic Violence Service (BDVS) in a time of crisis. Read Carmen's story.

  • + - Systemic reform

    An important part of our work at Brisbane Domestic Violence Service (BDVS) is advocating for systemic reform.

    BDVS are in a unique position as a regional domestic and family violence (DFV) Service to identify gaps in the system, where improvements are necessary to enhance the safety of people affected by DFV, and advocate for change and improved outcomes for the whole of our community.

    Some of the successes we have had with systemic reform: