Aboriginal Family Violence Policing Conference

Aboriginal Family Violence Policing Conference

The Aboriginal Family Violence Policing Conference (AFVP Conference) took place in Yirrkala, Arnhem Land on Wednesday 20 June to Friday 22 June 2018.

Following the success of last year’s conference held in Alice Springs, the Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation and the NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services held this conference with a difference.

Delegates from around Australia and the World travelled to the remote Aboriginal community Yirrkala in Arnhem Land, some 1000km east of Darwin, Northern Territory.

This conference offers a unique opportunity to engage with Aboriginal Elders, hear from leaders in the anti-violence space and embrace the outback setting in an extraordinary three-day learning symposium presented in an outdoor marquee overlooking the Gove Peninsula.

While the 2017 conference set the scene for the wider discussions about the effects of violence on Aboriginal communities, the 2018 conference sought to engage attendees through a range of workshops and empowerment training opportunities, to reduce the spate of domestic violence across the country.

Engaging police from across Australia and Australasia, chief executive officers, professors, politicians and leaders in the domestic and family violence fields; this conference offers Aboriginal engagement and discussions that are real, heartfelt and honest.

You can download materials from this years conference below: