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Police responses to domestic violence in the LGBTI community

While there have been many positive steps taken to raise awareness of and improve responses to domestic violence (DV) in Queensland in recent years, there is still significant under-reporting of DV among the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) community, and much work to be done to provide appropriate and targeted support services and better police responses to LGBTI victims. Senior Constable Ben Bjarneson, Queensland Police LGBTI Liaison Officer, recently completed Churchill Fellowship research with the aim of better understanding DV issues within LGBTI communities, and capturing best practice in policing responses.

In this webinar, Ben will discuss his research, unpack the dynamics of LGBTI DV, propose factors that may prevent people identifying DV in their relationship and reporting the violence to police and support services, provide guidance on how support services can be more inclusive of LGBTI people, particularly victims of violence.  

Thursday, October 25, 2018
11am (Brisbane time)
Community Legal Centres Queensland