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Last chance to provide feedback on the evaluation of the use of digital statements in family violence incidents

An opportunity to provide feedback on the evaluation of the Digitally Recorded Evidence-in-Chief (DREC) expanded, phased trial.

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS) is undertaking an evaluation of the expanded, phased trial use of digitally recorded statements by family violence victim survivors using police issued body-worn cameras (referred to as DRECs). This initiative and its evaluation are a continuation of Recommendation 58 of the Royal Commission into Family Violence.

The evaluators are interested in hearing from stakeholders who have had exposure to DREC in their work. They are keen to understand the experience supporting victim survivors who have provided a DREC, particularly with regards to impacts on staff workload and on victim survivors. Feedback will be incorporated into findings and recommendations that will inform the continuation of DREC across Victoria as well as legislation around the use of DRECs in court.

Stakeholders can complete a survey – click on the relevant link below for your stakeholder group - or participate in a short online consultation.

This round of consultations will end on Wednesday 31 August 2022.

For more information on the DREC evaluation or to make a referral, please contact the lead evaluator by emailing