PLEASE NOTE JCDVPP DO NOT PROVIDE EMERGENCY HELP TO VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC FAMILY VIOLENCE.
SHOULD YOU NEED ASSISTANCE CALL 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)
Joint Churches Domestic Violence Prevention Project (JCDVPP)
Joint Churches Domestic Violence Prevention Project (JCDVPP) was established in 1991 in response to the needs of victims and perpetrators of Domestic Family Violence in the Church and community. It was set up in recognition of the fact that in many instances those needs were being inadequately or inappropriately addressed by the church.
The group seeks to address the problem by raising the awareness of clergy and lay people through workshops and the publication of literature.
In 2007, JCDVPP became a Commission of QCT and can be contacted via the QCT office.
Click here for the report Not Now, Not Ever (Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland): Published by the Queensland Government.
JCDVPP has released two important resources of late:
◾Revision four (2021) of the much acclaimed booklet, ‘the Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Questions Women ask about Relationships and Christian Beliefs'. Copies are available from QCT for $5 plus postage. EPub or MOBI file versions are also available.
◾ CD-ROM for clergy and pastoral workers ‘Not in My Church’ . There is no charge for CDs.
Since September 2018 JCDVPP have presented workshops aimed to increase the awareness of Clergy, Church Leaders and Pastoral Carers of Domestic Family Violence. Workshops have taken place in Brisbane, Ipswich, Caloundra, Cairns and Atherton. Further workshops are planned for Toowoomba, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
Workshops include guest speakers Matt Boulton of Circuit Breaker, Valerie Joy of Alternatives to Violence Project and Karen Johns of Dare. Circuit Breaker is a course aimed at those who are struggling with anger and abusive behaviour. Dare offers practical support for survivors of DFV. Alternatives to Violence Project Queensland run regular courses.
JCDVPP Work in collaboration with Circuit Breaker and DARE
What is Circuit Breaker? -
A course that provides new tools to mend relationships, resolve conflict and stop blowing a fuse
Who is it For?
10 week group based program for anyone who feels their temper is affecting the quality of their relationships
Vision for Churches
Facilitators in churches and communities deliver the Circuit Breaker program in their local communities.
Matt Boulton can be contacted through the Circuit Breaker website https://circuitbreakercourse.net/about-matt
Domestic Abuse Recovery Education https://dareformalwear.com.au/
What is DARE?
A service that offers immediate care and support to survivors and their families after they have left a violent and/or abusive relationship
How churches can Help
DARE wants to help and support families in conjunction with local churches. DARE will provide training to church members on how to support families affected by DFV.
Karen Johns 07 3048 8434