Access to justice

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Report

Improving the justice system response to sexual offences: report

This report is the result of a major inquiry held over 18 months, involving 99 consultations, and attracting 71 submissions. The report contains 91 recommendations to improve the way the justice system in Victoria responds to sexual offences.
Report

"Chuck her on a lie detector"

This study uses a mixed-methods design to take a deep dive into attitudes that mistrust women’s reports of sexual assault, involving online focus groups with 40 men and 35 women. The findings reflect the participants’ responses to questions about hypothetical sexual assault scenarios, as well...
Literature review

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in Australian Coroners Courts

Coroners Courts in many jurisdictions throughout Australia are seeking ways to ensure their processes and practices are culturally sensitive, particularly for supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands families. This report provides a sound base for reviewing culturally sensitive practices within the coronial system.
Report

Situation analysis: migrant and refugee women’s experiences of policing and good practice in police responses

This paper is based on research with police across Australia to understand systems and processes in place to facilitate culturally appropriate and gender responsive engagement with migrant and refugee women.
Report

Health justice partnership as a response to domestic and family violence

This paper describes health justice partnership as an integrated response to domestic and family violence - what partnerships currently look like, where they are found, who they support, and what they offer partner agencies, practitioners and their clients.
Report

Unfitness to plead and indefinite detention of persons with cognitive disabilities

This report summarises the findings of a two-year research project designed to develop practical and legal solutions to the problem of persons with cognitive disabilities – and particularly Indigenous people with cognitive disabilities – being found unfit to plead and detained indefinitely in Australia.
Evaluation

Evaluation of Murri Court: prepared for the Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General

This review provides a mainly qualitative sociological approach to receive and analyse stories and perspectives from those who work in or have otherwise experienced Murri Court.
Report

Crime, justice and social capital in the Torres Strait region

Torres Strait Islanders had a strong sense of themselves as composed of distinct peoples and cultures different from those of the mainland. This report examines the extent of crime occurring and how justice is practised in the Torres Strait Islands.
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.