Access to justice

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Report

Police responses to domestic and family violence

This audit assesses whether the NSW Police Force has effective systems, processes, resources and capability to respond to domestic and family violence events in New South Wales.
Discussion paper

Wayfinding for civil justice: strategy consultation document

The Working Group has put together this draft framework, and invites you to share your views and experience and be part of designing how people can better work together to improve access to civil justice.
Position paper

Reforming police oversight in Victoria

This policy brief sets out Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service’s (VALS) position on the key principles for reform of Victoria’s police oversight system.
Report

Smarter data: the use and utility of administrative data in Victorian courts and tribunals

This report on the use and utility of data in Victorian courts and tribunals adds a critical dimension to the understanding of the data environment, and through it, the opportunities and challenges in its effective application.
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...
Report

A fine mess

Fines play a vital role in providing an incentive to discourage behaviour that negatively affects our community’s safety and wellbeing. This report looks at some possible options for reform in Victoria.
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.
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

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

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.
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

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...
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...
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

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

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...