Hayley Boxall

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Responding to adolescent family violence: findings from an impact evaluation

This paper describes the findings from the outcome evaluation of the Adolescent Family Violence Program. The results show that the program had a positive impact on young people and their families, leading to improved parenting capacity and parent–adolescent attachment.

The prevalence of domestic violence among women during the COVID-19 pandemic

This paper presents the results of an online survey of 15,000 women aged 18 years and over. Respondents were asked about their experience of domestic violence in the last three months, as well as their experience of prior domestic violence. The aim was to measure...

Policing repeat domestic violence: would focused deterrence work in Australia?

Focused deterrence approaches to domestic violence have been developed in the US to increase offender accountability and ensure appropriately targeted responses to victims. This paper uses recent Australian research to explore the feasibility of adapting this model to an Australian context.

Repeat domestic and family violence among young people

This study analysed Victoria Police reported incident data on almost 4,000 young people (aged 12–18) involved in domestic and/or family violence. The findings highlight the need for timely, targeted and graduated responses to domestic and family violence among young people.

Female perpetrated domestic violence: prevalence of self-defensive and retaliatory violence

Differences between male and female perpetrated domestic violence are widely acknowledged. However, there is a lack of Australian data on the circumstances of female perpetrated violence. The findings in this report highlight the different motivations for female perpetrated domestic violence, and the importance of understanding...