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Violence against women and their children affects everybody. It impacts on the health, wellbeing and safety of a significant proportion of Australians throughout all states and territories and places an enormous burden on the nation’s economy across family and community services, health and hospitals, income-support and criminal justice systems.

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ANROWS was established by the Commonwealth and all state and territory governments of Australia to produce, disseminate and assist in applying evidence for policy and practice addressing violence against women and their children.

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AT.19.03

Improving family violence legal and support services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men who are perpetrators of family violence

Completed
December 2020

This project explores the practical and legal supports available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men who are perpetrators of family violence. These supports are a key part of evolving policy and legislative landscapes that aim to address the high levels of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family violence in Australia.


Using a participatory methodology that included semi-structured interviews, focus groups and participant observation across the Victorian and New South Wales towns of Mildura and Albury–Wodonga, this project documents service practice in each location to provide insights into how those services are experienced by those using them, and those working within them.

Rather than providing a formal evaluation of the services, the resulting data was analysed to map the supports available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander male perpetrators of family violence.

The final report emphasises the need for addressing underlying complexities that contribute to the perpetration of violence. It recommends the expansion of support services such as therapeutic counselling, Aboriginal-specific men’s behaviour change programs, alcohol and other drugs rehabilitation and counselling, and mental health services. The report also highlights the need for increased resourcing for the training of service providers who work with perpetrators.


Researchers

Principal Chief Investigators

Professor Marcia Langton, University of Melbourne

Chief Investigators

Dr Kristen Smith, University of Melbourne

Tahlia Eastman, University of Melbourne

Dr Lily O’Neill, University of Melbourne

Emily Cheesman, University of Melbourne

Dr Meribah Rose, University of Melbourne


Downloads

Research report

Family violence policies, legislation and services: Improving access and suitability for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men

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research summary

Improving family violence legal and support services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: Key findings and future directions

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see also

Research report

Improving family violence legal and support services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

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MEDIA RELEASE

Barriers preventing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women from reporting family violence

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Budget

$199,819

Funded by Commonwealth Department of Social Services.

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PO Box Q389, Queen Victoria Building NSW 1230
Phone: 61 2 8374 4000
| Email: enquiries@anrows.org.au

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