Domestic & Family Violence

Domestic and family violence (DFV) is one of the main reasons that young people experience homelessness. Better understanding young people’s intersectional experiences of homelessness and violence is a strategic priority for research at BYS, as is exploring the different ways that young people experience violence in comparison to adults.

Our current partnership with the Sexual and Gendered Violence Research group at the University of Queensland is exploring the effectiveness of DFV programs and interventions for young people experiencing and using violence. This partnership will enable the sharing of knowledge between academics and practitioners and advance research on young people’s experiences of DFV.