Domestic Violence Crisis Service is governed by a Board and managed by a Management Team.  

2 x female arguingBoard

Our Board meets on a six-weekly basis.  The Annual General Meeting is held usually in October/November each year.

Current Board Members are:

Ms Di Lucas – Chairperson

Ms Jennifer Newman – Deputy Chair

Ms Emma Bird – Treasurer

Mr Victor Martin – Member

Ms Kylie Walker – Member

Dr Trish Mercer – Member

Dr Judy Putt – Member

Dr Justin Barker – Member

Ms Tracey Newbury – Member

If you would like to apply to become a Board Member, please direct your query to The Chairperson via



DVCS is lead by a Leadership Team consisting of a Chief Executive Officer, two Directors, Business Manager, Community Development and Engagement Manager and four Team Leaders.



The Domestic Violence Crisis Service commenced assisting people in the ACT community in 1988.  For further information you may like to peruse Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS): a history and overview by Dr Judy Putt, Dr Robyn Holder and Ms Cath O’Leary, October 2016.