Let’s talk about sex: exploring practitioners’ views on discussing intimate partner sexual violence in domestic and family violence perpetrator intervention programs
Domestic and family violence (DFV) reform agendas in Australia increasingly assert the need to shift the burden of responsibility away from victim-survivors and ensure a sustained focus on DFV perpetrators. This report presents findings from a study examining how DFV perpetrator intervention programs respond to...
Keeping people safe from domestic and family violence
This audit examines how effectively state public sector entities keep people safe from domestic and family violence (DFV), prevent it from occurring, and rehabilitate perpetrators to minimise re-offending. The audit also assesses how these entities coordinate with non-government DFV services.
Intimate Partner Abuse Solution programs
Intimate Partner Abuse Solution (IPAS) programs were first developed in the 1970s as diversion programs to prevent jail overcrowding. Researchers brought together experts with diverse perspectives and experiences related to conducting, evaluating and collaborating with IPAS programs, to identify a set of prioritised recommendations that...
Tackling domestic abuse plan
The aim of this plan is to drive down the prevalence of domestic abuse and domestic homicide in the United Kingdom, and provide victims and survivors with the support they need.
The effectiveness of interventions for perpetrators of domestic and family violence: an overview of findings from reviews
The aim of this review study is to provide an overview of the effectiveness evidence as reported by reviews of interventions for perpetrators of domestic and family violence (DFV) and intimate partner violence (IPV).
Monitoring perpetrator interventions in Australia
This report brings together information from a range of sources to show how perpetrator interventions are being monitored in Australia. The report also highlights where key data gaps remain, and the work being done to build the evidence base.
Interventions for perpetrators of domestic, family and sexual violence in Australia
This paper synthesises the findings of 20 ANROWS research studies, published between October 2018 and June 2020, on the topic of domestic, family and sexual violence perpetrator interventions.
Postcards from practice: learnings from Name. Narrate. Navigate
This report provides a summary and discussion of the initial learnings from the Name. Narrate. Navigate pilot program, which is a preventive intervention program focused on psycho-education and skill development for young people at increased risk of using violence.
Production and distribution of child sexual abuse material by parental figures
This report argues that there is a need for targeted research into the circumstances, patterns and dynamics of child sexual abuse material production perpetrated by parental figures, in order to inform strategies to prevent and detect offending parents.
Family violence policies, legislation and services: improving access and suitability for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men
This report outlines research investigating the pathways of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men through the family violence legal and support service system, seeking better understanding of the opportunities for rehabilitation that are respectful and culturally responsive, and to see if these pathways enable positive...
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.
A guide for evaluating behaviour change programs for men who use domestic and family violence
The purpose of this evaluation guide is to provide easy-to-understand information on scoping an evaluation for men’s behaviour change programs (MBCPs) focusing on men who use domestic and family violence (DFV).
“Growing to be a better person”: exploring the client–worker relationship in men’s behaviour change group work programs
This research project explores the perceptions of multiple stakeholders about how the client-worker relationship influences each man’s change in attitude and behaviour, as well as his engagement in men’s behaviour change programs (MBCPs).
The views of Australian judicial officers on domestic and family violence perpetrator interventions
This project aims to contribute to an understanding of judicial views, understandings and practices in relation to perpetrator interventions and how these views may influence overall perpetrator accountability within the system of perpetrator interventions.
Developing LGBTQ programs for perpetrators and victims/survivors of domestic and family violence
This research explores how we might begin to improve the recognition and understanding of LGBTQ intimate partner violence (IPV) among both mainstream and domestic and family violence service providers, and within LGBTQ communities.
Policing repeat domestic violence: would focused deterrence work in Australia?
Focused deterrence approaches to domestic violence have been developed in the US to increase offender accountability and ensure appropriately targeted responses to victims. This paper uses recent Australian research to explore the feasibility of adapting this model to an Australian context.
The PIPA project: Positive Interventions for Perpetrators of Adolescent violence in the home (AVITH)
The overarching aim of the Positive Interventions for Perpetrators of Adolescent violence in the home (PIPA) project was to address a gap in knowledge concerning adolescent violence in the home (AVITH) —specifically, the initial legal response that adolescents and their families receive when their use...
Predominant aggressor identification and victim misidentification: discussion paper
This discussion paper seeks to identify some of the factors that contribute to the misidentification of victims and limit the system’s capacity to identify and respond to predominant aggressors.
Expert Advisory Committee on Perpetrator Interventions: final report
The Expert Advisory Committee on Perpetrator Interventions was established to advise the state government on the suite of family violence perpetrator interventions that should be available in Victoria to ensure the safety of more women and children. This report explores ways to strengthen existing and...
Engaging men who use violence: invitational narrative approaches
This qualitative research explores how invitational narrative ways of working successfully engage men and enable behavioural and attitudinal change.
Perpetrators of domestic, family and sexual violence - special collection: June 2019
This resource is an updated second edition of the ANROWS special collection on Perpetrators of domestic, family and sexual violence. This publication offers a guiding resource on Australian peer-reviewed publications and grey literature.
Invisible practices: intervention with fathers who use violence
This project provides key directions for capacity building for workers and their organisations to work more competently in working with family violence. The focus of the project lay in understanding the work to be undertaken with fathers who use violence.
Start of change: mapping engagement with male perpetrators of violence
This research was commissioned by the Bayside Peninsula Integrated Family Violence Partnership and the Southern Melbourne Integrated Family Violence Partnership. Using a ground-up approach that privileges the voices of frontline practitioners, it aims to improve understanding of practice within Men’s Behaviour Change Programs (MBCPs) operating...
Perpetrators of family violence - Special collection: March 2018
This publication contains a curated collection of research and other resources, covering a range of topics relating to understanding more about the perpetrators of family violence in Australia.
Building from strength: 10 year industry plan for family violence prevention and response
This plan outlines the Victorian government’s long-term plan to equip and support workers to prevent and respond to family violence.