The Domestic Violence Death Review Team (DVDRT) was established in 2010 under the
Coroners Act 2009 (NSW) to systematically review deaths occurring in the context of domestic violence in New South Wales.
The DVDRT is a multi-agency committee that undertakes comprehensive analyses of deaths occurring in a context of domestic violence to identify trends and patterns, highlight limitations or weaknesses in service delivery and make recommendations to rectify such limitations.
The DVDRT aims to develop and promote domestic violence intervention and prevention strategies so as to reduce the likelihood of deaths occurring in similar circumstances in the future.
The functions of the DVDRT are:
The DVDRT reports to the NSW Parliament, setting out findings from the quantitative and qualitative case analysis and the recommendations which are derived from this analysis.
The DVDRT is convened by the His Honour Magistrate Michael Barnes, State Coroner and brings together representatives from key government agencies as well as non-government service providers and sector experts.
The DVDRT's Government representatives, appointed pursuant to ss101E(3)(a)-(l), comprise:
The DVDRT's non-Government service provider representatives, appointed pursuant to s101E(5)(a), comprise:
The DVDRT's non-Government sector experts, appointed pursuant to s101E(5)(b), comprise:
The Team reports to Parliament each year on domestic violence deaths reviewed in the previous year.