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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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PI.17.02

The views of Australian judicial officers on domestic and family violence perpetrator interventions

Completed
June 2020

This project contributes to an understanding of judicial views, understandings and practices in relation to perpetrator interventions and how these views may influence overall perpetrator accountability within the system of perpetrator interventions.



The project focused on perpetrator interventions that are available to courts to address DFV, namely:

  • sentencing for DFV-related offences
  • family violence intervention orders (FVIOs)
  • perpetrator intervention programs, including voluntary or mandated behaviour change programs and other offender programs, case management and clinical services targeting DFV perpetrators.

Through looking at the role that judicial officers play in administering these three types of perpetrator interventions, the project aimed to support the development of judicial information and guidance to enhance the effective use of perpetrator interventions in Australian state and territory courts.

Further information

Additional information about this project can be found on the Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre website.


Researchers

Project Lead

Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Monash University

Research expertise

Professor JaneMaree Maher, Monash University

Professor Jude McCulloch, Monash University

Kate Thomas, Monash University

Dr Jasmine McGowan, Monash University

Jessica Burley, Monash University

Dr Naomi Pfitzner, Monash University

Practice Expertise

Professor Gregory Reinhardt, The Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration

Cynthia Marwood, The Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council


Downloads

Research report

The views of Australian judicial officers on domestic and family violence perpetrator interventions

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Research summary

The views of Australian judicial officers on domestic and family violence perpetrator interventions: Key findings and future directions

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Presentations

Keeping Perpetrators in View: How do we see the ‘Web of Accountability’? from Monash Arts

Budget

$179,890

Funded by Commonwealth Department of Social Services.

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