Maps the pathways and interventions for perpetrators of domestic/family violence and sexual assault through civil and criminal legal systems.
An Australian first, this state of knowledge paper maps the pathways and interventions for perpetrators of domestic/family violence and sexual assault through civil and criminal legal systems; and examines the responses and service systems currently available to DFV and sexual assault perpetrators in each jurisdiction.
The paper finds there is a need for extensive further research on what works and for whom in the Australian context. Four key areas for further investigation were identified: 1) systems effectiveness; 2) effectiveness of interventions; 3) models to address diversity of perpetrators; and 4) interventions developed by, with, and for Indigenous communities.
ANROWS current research and impacts on policy and practice will be reported at ANROWS’s Inaugural National Research Conference on Violence against Women and their Children in Melbourne, 23-25 February 2016. www.anrowsconference.org.au