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Do you conduct research that is relevant to DCJ’s work in improving outcomes for vulnerable people and communities in NSW? If so, please get in touch with us at

We invite you to collaborate with us to translate your research findings to support evidence-based policy making. We welcome all social science researchers, regardless of whether you apply for a research partnership with us. If your research aligns with the FACSIAR research areas and priorities identified in the DCJ Research Strategy 2020-2022, or the DCJ Strategic Direction 2020-2024 we would love to hear from you.

We can help you increase the impact of your research. Our knowledge translation team may be able to support you with advice on writing Evidence to Action notes and organise webinars or presentations to DCJ staff.

FACSIAR Lunch and Learns are free public webinars for the social sciences sector (primarily in NSW). Areas of interest include child protection and out-of-home care, disability, carer support, youth justice, housing and homelessness, domestic and family violence, early intervention and early development (first 2000 days). There is a focus on improving outcomes and services for Aboriginal people, Aboriginal-led research and Indigenous data sovereignty and governance. We promote the results of research partnerships and look for opportunities to provide translation of findings into actions for policy and practice. Webinars are recorded and slides and resources provided after the webinar (see here details of all past webinars).

Evidence-to-Action notes translate academic research into ‘plain English’. They summarise findings in a way that makes them accessible and relevant to staff directly working with children and families, and staff developing policy and programs. For example, view our Evidence-to-Action notes from the NSW Child Development Study on the impact of early childhood maltreatment on mental health outcomes PDF, 378.39 KB and on developmental vulnerability and contact with the child protection system PDF, 1089.36 KB. For other examples, please visit the FACSIAR publications page.

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Last updated: 02 Jun 2023