Working with Families in Domestic Homicide Reviews

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I had the pleasure of meeting Frank Mullane, the CEO of Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse (AAFDA), at the Western Bay Regional Safeguarding Board Conference last year. Frank founded AAFDA in memory of his sister Julia Pemberton and her son Will who were both killed by her partner. Frank is a very engaging speaker who demonstrated clearly through his own experience how important it is to ensure that families are integral to Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHR). When I saw this video I felt compelled to share it. It shows very clearly how family involvement in reviews can increase the learning and help to make the future safer for other victims of domestic abuse. Listening to first-hand accounts can help reviewers understand the perspective of those most closely affected. The film is just short of ten minutes long but it is certainly worth watching.