Helping create safe, just, well-governed and equitable societies
- Increase knowledge and understanding about the causes, consequences, prevention and control of violence.
- Inform government departments about available evidence on effective policies and programs.
- Raise public awareness and consciousness about the costs and consequences of violence, and effective prevention strategies.
- Develop effective research collaborations and partnerships.
The Griffith University Violence Research and Prevention Program focuses on conducting independent, rigorous research, including primary, secondary, evaluative and applied research that enhances knowledge and informs policy and practice.
Research and evaluation
The VRPP includes pure and applied research, and opportunities for evaluating violence prevention initiatives.
The VRPP provides unique opportunities for PhD students and post-doctoral fellows. Additionally, the Graduate Certificate in Crime and Violence Prevention provides useful skills for individuals working in government and the practitioner community.
The VRPP enables non-academic audiences to access the latest information about various forms of violence and available evidence on best practice for prevention.
Training and prevention
The VRPP includes expert trainers in violence prevention. The development and delivery of training workshops is a key component of this function and incorporates the highly acclaimed MATE Bystander Program.
MATE Bystander Program
The MATE Bystander Program aims to engage participants in discussions about abusive behaviour and the ways we create a culture that nurtures gender inequality.
The Program is designed to teach community members how to recognise abuse and have the confidence to speak out and offer help.
Partnerships and collaboration
- Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research
- Queensland State Government - Department of Communities
- Canadian Observatory on the justice system's response to intimate partner violence
- Murial McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research – University of New Brunswick
- RESOLVE: Research and Education for Solutions to Violence and Abuse – University of Manitoba
- SaVI: Safety and Violence Initiative – Cape Town University
- The FREDA Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children – Simon Fraser University