Access to justice

NARROWER TERMS
Evaluation

Law informed: the value of telephone legal information services to clients

This research assessed the value of Legal Help’s information/referral services to clients in the broader context of the Victorian legal assistance sector’s information and service provision. The service was evaluated on its reach to the community, accessibility to clients, appropriateness of services provided, client experience...
Briefing paper

Defining and responding to coercive control

This policy brief is designed to assist policymakers developing legal or policy and practice frameworks to prevent or respond to coercive control in relation to domestic and family violence.
Report

Collaboration through the COVID-19 crisis: lessons for systemic change

The insights and data shared in this report were collected across a range of activities facilitated by Health Justice Australia throughout 2020. The report draws on the insights of health and legal assistance services and practitioners and their representative bodies, including those working in health...
Report

Seeking legal help online: understanding the 'missing majority'

This research was funded by the Victorian Law Foundation to help better understand the attitudes and behaviours of people looking for and using legal self-help resources online to solve common civil law problems. The aim is to inform better design and deployment of digital self-help...
Report

Litigation funding and the regulation of the class action industry

In this report, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services concurs with the findings of numerous previous reviews: namely, that class actions, when working as originally intended, should facilitate access to justice, discourage wrongdoing, and promote the efficient and effective use of court...
Report

Misconceptions of sexual crimes against adult victims: barriers to justice

The purpose of this study is to synthesise over 40 years of research evidence to present an accurate and updated picture of sexual offending. This paper addresses some of the most significant myths and misconceptions about adult rape and sexual assault.
Briefing paper

Violence against women and mental health

This paper provides a synthesis of ANROWS’s research on violence against women and mental health, examining the way that mental health intersects with trauma, complex trauma, disability, coercive control, access to justice and parenting. It is is designed for policymakers and practitioners engaging with women...
Report

Apples, oranges and lemons

This research report examines how administrative data is collected and used in the Victorian civil justice system.
Report

Rebalancing the scales

This report documents the experiences of Tasmanian parents and the lawyers who represent them, and legal processes associated with the child safety system. The research examines parents' ability to access legal advice, their participation in decision-making processes and to what extent these processes implement the...
Report

Breaking the silence around sextortion: the links between power, sex and corruption

Sexual extortion or “sextortion” occurs when those entrusted with power use it to sexually exploit those dependent on that power. This report assesses the state of knowledge about the links between corruption and sextortion. It presents evidence on the prevalence of sextortion and the existing...