The ACMS team delivered a Progress Update to the Advisory Board on 3 August 2020.

Key highlights included:

  1. Completion of configuration of the draft survey instrument, entitled The Juvenile Victimization Questionnaire – R2: Adapted Version (Australian Child Maltreatment Study);
  2. Interviewer training;
  3. Software programming;  and
  4. Completion of a five stage pilot study, including cognitive testing, full quantitative piloting in full study mode, and test-retest analysis.  The ACMS team is delighted to report the pilot was successful and the Study remains on schedule for administration of the main survey in 2021.  In addition, all procedures have been successfully tested under Covid-19 conditions.