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Domestic Violence Death Review Team member

Organisation : Department of Communities and Justice

Location : NSW Regional, Sydney

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Profession : Legal

Sector : Families, Government, Men, Women

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

The Attorney General and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence is calling for applications from suitably qualified persons with experience and expertise in the provision of domestic violence services for appointment to the Domestic Violence Death Review Team (DVDRT). The appointment is for a term of up to 2 years.

The DVDRT was established in 2010 under the Coroners Act 2009 to:

  • review closed cases of domestic violence deaths occurring in New South Wales;
  • analyse data to identify patterns and trends relating to such deaths;
  • make recommendations as to legislation, policies, practices and services for implementation by government and non-government agencies and the community to prevent or reduce the likelihood of such deaths;
  • establish and maintain a database about such deaths; and
  • undertake research that aims to help prevent or reduce the likelihood of such deaths.

The DVDRT is convened by the State Coroner and includes representatives from relevant government agencies and non-government service providers and other experts.

The DVDRT reports to Parliament biennially and all tabled reports are available at

Further information about NSW Government Boards and Committees can be found at

Non-government members are entitled to receive a limited payment for attending meetings.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Department of Communities and Justice

On 1 July 2019, the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) and Department of Justice became a single department, named the Department of Communities and Justice.

The new department will enable services to better work together to support everyone's right to access justice and other help for families, and promote early intervention and inclusion, with benefits for the whole community.

The Department of Communities and Justice will be the lead agency in the new Stronger Communities Cluster.

The new Stronger Communities Cluster brings together, and replaces, the Family and Communities and Justice Clusters. It brings all government services targeted at achieving safe, just, inclusive and resilient communities under one roof.

How to apply

Applications in Word or PDF, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and the names of at least two referees, must be completed online.

If you would like to make further enquiries contact Ms Anna Butler, Manager, Domestic Violence Death Review Team, on (02) 8584 7752 or via email at

Applications must be lodged electronically. Please go to and search Job Reference Number (16770).

Please quote in application: Domestic Violence Death Review Team member via Pro Bono Australia.


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