The views of Australian judicial officers on domestic and family violence perpetrator interventions
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.
Additional information about this project can be found on the Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre website.
Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Monash University
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
Professor Gregory Reinhardt, The Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration
Cynthia Marwood, The Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council
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Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Professor JaneMaree Maher and Dr Jasmine McGowan speak about the background and key findings of the Perpetrator Interventions project
Funded by Commonwealth Department of Social Services.