Source: (2000) Paper presented at the Reducing Criminality: Partnerships and Best Practice conference. Perth, 31 July – 1 August 2000. Canberra, Australia: Australian Institute of Criminology.Lamont maintains that, for families affected by family and domestic violence, a Best Practice Model is a critical mechanism for promoting victim safety. Specifically, such a model maximizes accountability in service provision, so that victims receive quality service in response to family violence. With this in mind, she provides an overview of the processes that led to the development of a Best Practice Model for Victim Services within the Domestic Violence Prevention Unit (Western Australia).