Danny Mikati

Domestic Violence


Throughout his time at the NSW Police Force, Danny has held several positions dealing with domestic violence. As a Domestic Violence Team Leader at Bankstown Local Area Command,  Danny not only managed and coordinated responses to domestic violence, but also provided specialist advice and mentored officers in the field. He became the lead domestic violence trainer across the Southwest Metropolitan Region of the NSW Police. Additionally, Danny pioneered innovative workshops to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence.

For over 5 years he led the Canterbury Bankstown Domestic Violence Response Team. This was a unique inter-agency initiative involving NSW Police and the Dept of Community Services. In 2008 he was awarded the NSW Police Leadership Award in Domestic Violence.

A White Ribbon Ambassador, and frequently sought after university lecturer in the Family Violence space, Danny has extensive specialist experience. He has personally interviewed thousands of witnesses, victims, and offenders. He is recognized as a domestic and family violence subject matter expert in multiple spheres.


    • Mentoring of children and young people disengaged from the community and who may be facing a life of crime.
  • Safety and risk assessments – determining safety for children and women in DV situations.

  • Intervention with the male perpetrator to assist in change in behaviour .

  • Restoration viability assessments

  • Investigations reports (in line with NSW Ombudsman Act 1974) in regards to allegations against staff and carers.

  • Investigation of serious complaints.

  • Coordination and advice in complex matters involving the above listed areas.

  • Agency wide safety audits.

  • Coaching of emerging leaders.

  • Strategic planning for agencies.

  • Services in the area of child protection and Out of Home Care (OOHC).

  • Training for front-line staff in DV.

  • Keynote speaking engagements

  • Policy input and strategic plan guidance

  • Workshops, seminars and lectures