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Understanding and awareness of elder abuse as a significant problem is well understood but not comprehensively documented by key government and non-government agencies within South Australia
A parliamentary inquiry into elder abuse is being established in South Australia, something the Council on the Ageing says is long overdue. A specialist lawyer in elder law says while the inquiry may address community attitudes and policy, the criminal justice system also needs to...
Containing 206 recommendations in 699 pages, this comprehensive review of child protection services in South Australia sets out a plan, based on best practice and evidence, that will assist the South Australian Government address more effectively the prevention of child abuse and neglect in the...
Intervention Orders and the Intervention Response Model: Evaluation Report 1
This report outlines the findings from a process evaluation of the first year of operation of Intervention Orders and the Intervention Response Model, conducted in 2012. The report is the first of three...
This exploratory study investigated the understanding and experiences of sexual coercion and violence by young women from African refugee and migrant backgrounds.
On 10 November 2015, Victim Support Service (VSS) in partnership with Anglicare, hosted the ‘Improving Justice and Support for Child and Adolescent Victims of Crime’ Conference in Adelaide. This event involved a diverse group of almost 100 representatives from across the non-government and government sectors...
This report presents the results of a qualitative study examining the experiences of women seeking help for domestic and family violence who live in regional, rural, and remote areas in Australia.
This study engaged with five different types of social and geographical locations at sites in South Australia and Western Australia to explore how isolation affects different women’s abilities to seek assistance and cope with experiences of domestic violence.