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Launch of ANROWS’s Perpetrator Interventions Research Priorities 2017-19
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Launch of ANROWS’s Perpetrator Interventions Research Priorities 2017-19

Tuesday, 20th December 2016

On 20 December 2016, ANROWS announced its program of research to improve the evidence base for stopping men’s violence against women and holding perpetrators to account.

The ANROWS’s Perpetrator Interventions Research Priorities 2017-19 comprises 11 projects with a total value of almost $1.8 million. It offers an innovative and comprehensive program of research to support the National Plan to achieve its goals, particularly in relation to the National Outcome Standards for Perpetrator Interventions.

Projects will be delivered over the next two years, each addressing a key gap in current evidence on perpetrator interventions. Research findings will inform interventions to reduce re-offending, to better understand the nature of perpetration against high risk groups, to evaluate existing program models, and to determine the characteristics of effective perpetrator intervention programs. 

Research teams include members from universities and other research organisations, service and community organisations, and peak bodies from all states and territories. 

ANROWS wishes to congratulate all successful research teams and to thank the many researchers who submitted applications to the grants round. ANROWS expects to be announcing additional research in this area in early 2017.

Detail of each of the successful projects is available here


Grant funds available for this research stream were made available to ANROWS by the Australian Government (Department of Social Services).   

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