TECHNOLOGY ENABLED PERSONAL SAFETY
The reported level of domestic violence continues to escalate in Australia, causing police and family violence services to be stretched trying to respond to those most vulnerable in our community. Wouldn’t it be good if there was something that could be done using technology to improve the situation?
Our Risk to Resilience lead Janine Mahoney recently spoke at the National Stop Domestic Violence Conference about our unique, technology enabled personal safety solutions. As Janine highlighted to the audience: “The key to creating successful deterrence responses is talking to survivors and front-line workers. They are the ones who really know what will work and what will make a difference”.
With people at the centre of all we do, IPP’s multi-talented teams co-design practical end-to-end solutions that enhance inclusion, safety and well-being in workplaces and in the community.
Recently, IPP partnered with the Victorian Government and a number of family violence organisations to design and implement an innovative technology solution to deter perpetrators from breaching intervention orders. To reduce the likelihood of these incidents occurring and to keep women and children safe in their homes, a simple and reliable response was required. Providing women at high risk with a range of new and emerging technologies for capturing admissible evidence enabled them to remain connected to their community and live safely in their own homes.
When potential perpetrators were faced with the consequence of a criminal conviction the majority were deterred from breaching. This innovative model has been embraced by Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments and is currently being rolled out across Australia. When a major Australian corporation engaged IPP to tailor the response to support employees who were vulnerable and at risk, it has proven to be equally successful in the workplace.
IPP is committed to creating a shared understanding of the challenges facing our community by defining what matters, identifying the best outcomes, and ensuring the application of resources result in maximum benefit. We believe that delivering innovative solutions with sound business and economic modelling is the key to creating positive change.