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Final opportunity 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 continuation of R58 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 (self-nomination available in the survey or to the lead evaluator).

Surveys and consultations close 31 April 2023.

Survey links:

Legal Practitioners: Link

Family Violence Support Workers: External Link

For more information on the DREC evaluation or to register for a consultation, please contact the lead evaluator at

Reviewed 01 March 2023

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