Jesuit Social Services submission to the Royal Commission into Family Violence calls for the current fragmented approach to family violence to be better integrated, and for a more systematic approach to be taken to those using violence against family members and intimate partners.

We highlight the critical issues of safe and affordable housing, the support needs of women exiting prison, and argue for reforms to the corrections and prison system in responding to family violence perpetrators. Our submission finds that there are serious gaps in the response to young people who have experienced and/or who use family violence. We also discuss the issues for newly arrived women experiencing family violence, and the important role Settlement Services have to play.