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Domestic Violence Electronic Monitoring (DVEM) program

Overview:

The key aims of the DVEM program are to deter repeat domestic violence offenders from reoffending and to keep victim-survivors safe.

The DVEM program is a collaborative initiative involving:  

  • The Department of Communities and Justice:
    • Community Corrections
    • Electronic and External Monitoring Group
    • Domestic and Family Violence team, Strategy and Programs
    • Victims Services
  • NSW Police
  • Legal Aid NSW (the Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Program).

Under the DVEM program, eligible higher risk domestic violence offenders under the supervision of Community Corrections are electronically monitored to ensure compliance with exclusion zones in their Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVOs). Electronic monitoring is used as a case management tool to assist in managing offender behaviour, in conjunction with other behaviour change interventions and strategies.

Support for victim-survivors:

When an offender is monitored under the DVEM program, victim-survivors (the primary protected person on the ADVO) are also offered support from specialist domestic violence services.

  • For women, this support is provided by the Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services
  • For men, support is provided by local support services managed by Victims Services.

Where suitable, victim-survivors may also be offered a matched electronic monitoring device.

Questions?

For more information about the DVEM program, please see the DVEM fact sheet (PDF , 135.0 KB).

For any enquiries about the DVEM program, please contact comcor.dvem@justice.nsw.gov.au.

If you are victim-survivor whose ex-partner or family member is being electronically monitored, please contact:

  • For women, the WDVCAS on 1800 WDVCAS
  • For men, Victims Services on 1800 633 063.
Last updated:

06 Dec 2021

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