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Report

Adverse childhood experiences among youth who offend

Results of this study confirm the high rates of co-occurring adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in the developmental histories of male youth who encounter the youth justice system in Australia, especially among those who have perpetrated sexual harm.
Report

Exploring the onset, duration and temporal ordering of adverse childhood experiences in young people adjudicated for sexual offences: a longitudinal qualitative study

This study presents a sequential analysis of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) over time, and introduces a data visualisation tool to examine the onset, duration and temporal ordering of those adversities experienced throughout one’s childhood and adolescence.
Report

Migrant and refugee women in Australia: the safety and security study

This is the first national study that captures the diversity of migrant and refugee women, including residency/visa status. It is also the first national study to ask specific questions about domestic violence and controlling behaviours related to the visa and migration status of women.
Briefing paper

Justice Legislation Amendment (Supporting Victims and Other Matters) Bill 2020: Bill Brief

This Bill Brief looks exclusively at the provisions relating to the Victorian Judicial Proceedings Reports Act, namely the ability of victim-survivors of sexual offences to self-publish their experiences, to give permission for their identities to be published in the media, or for families to do...
Report

Sexual assault in Australia - in focus

Sexual assault is a major health and welfare issue in Australia. This report draws together a range of available data sources to provide a national summary of the extent, nature and impact of sexual assault. Data are presented separately for Australians aged 15 and over...
Report

Good practice in delivering and evaluating interventions for young people with harmful sexual behaviours

This mixed-methods study conducted a national mapping of service responses to young people with harmful sexual behaviours. This report reveals that there are variations and gaps in services for young people with harmful sexual behaviours, and information about service availability is not readily accessible.
Book

Rape myths as barriers to fair trial process

This book contains the findings of four years of research that compares the trial process in thirty adult rape cases from 2010 to 2015 (in which the defence at trial was consent), with ten cases from the Sexual Violence Court Pilot heard in 2018.
Report

Attrition and progression: reported sexual violence victimisations in the criminal justice system

This report tracks sexual violence cases through the criminal justice system, and is a valuable addition to the evidence-base to help track improvements in the justice response to victims of sexual violence. The report contributes to understanding victim's experiences and the criminal justice outcomes of...
Report

Intimate partner sexual violence: research synthesis

This paper provides a synthesis of the evidence on IPSV, examining its characteristics, current service responses and prevention activities. It includes recommendations for policy and practice.
Report

Housing outcomes after domestic and family violence

This study examined the impact of housing and other support services on safety and wellbeing for families experiencing domestic and family violence. The study also reviewed the legislative framework across Australia, together with interviews with key stakeholders and users.
Report

Image-based sexual abuse: a snapshot of New Zealand adults’ experiences

This report presents findings from a larger quantitative study about New Zealand adults’ experiences of harmful digital communications. The report focuses on the prevalence of image-based sexual abuse (IBSA), and people’s attitudes regarding different aspects of it. The findings described in this report are based...
Report

Improving the justice response to victims of sexual violence: victims’ experiences

This report details the experience of victims as they progress through the justice system and identifies the opportunities to significantly improve the information and support provided to people as their cases proceed.
Report

What is the profile of child exploitation material offenders?

Child exploitation material (CEM) is sexually abusive images of children that are typically disseminated via the internet. This paper reviews recent literature to establish a profile of those who view or collect CEM.
Report

Understanding and preventing the onset of child sexual abuse in adolescence and adulthood

The findings from this research support tailored prevention efforts for adolescents and adults. Emphasis should be placed on primary and secondary prevention efforts that are currently less developed in Australia, compared to tertiary responses.
Report

When saying no is not an option: forced marriage in Australia and New Zealand

This report uses interviews with victims of forced marriage, community members, and government and non-government stakeholders in Australia and New Zealand, to describe the perceptions and realities of forced marriage.
Report

Preventing sexual violence against young women from African backgrounds

This exploratory study investigated the understanding and experiences of sexual coercion and violence by young women from African refugee and migrant backgrounds.
Report

The red zone report

This report details an extensive history of hazing, sexual assault and harassment at university residential colleges around the country.
Discussion paper

Implementation of the Inquiry into Abuse in State Care: discussion paper two

This discussion paper outlines key issues relating to the implementation of the proposed inquiry into abuse in state care (the Inquiry) and seeks your feedback on these matters. This builds on a paper considered on 11 December 2017, which sought feedback on the potential purpose...
Discussion paper

The potential purpose and scope of an Inquiry into Abuse in State Care: discussion paper one

This discussion paper outlines key issues relating to the purpose and scope for the proposed inquiry into abuse in state care. It seeks ministers’ feedback on these matters.
Report

Women’s input into a trauma-informed systems model of care in health settings: the WITH study - final report

The With Study - Women’s Input into a Trauma-informed systems model of care in Health settings - was commissioned by ANROWS to understand how to promote a trauma-informed organisational model of care, responsive to women and practitioners, and embed it into the complex system of...