An inquiry looking into domestic violence responses in the Northern Territory is set to resume this week.

NT coroner Elisabeth Armitage will spend the next two weeks hearing from experts and institutions on how the system has failed victims.

Among those to give evidence will be Professor Marcia Langton, national Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Commissioner Micaela Cronin and NT Police.

First Nations women are eight times more likely to be assaulted and in the Northern Territory and over 60 per cent of those in prison are there for domestic, family, and sexual violence offending.

The inquiry has so far heard of the need for more funding and more women’s shelters.