Joint Churches Domestic Violence Prevention Project (JCDVPP)
Information from the World Council of churches:
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 the publication of literature and workshops.
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 Three of the much acclaimed booklet, ‘Questions Women Ask about Domestic Violence and Christian Beliefs’ was published in 2016. Copies are available from QCT for $6 each ($5 each for orders of 10 or more copies) plus postage.
◾ 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.