Do violent teens become violent adults? Links between juvenile and adult domestic and family violence
Previous research exploring pathways into domestic and family violence (DFV) has primarily examined associations between early victimisation and future offending. Less is known about the relationship between adolescent DFV offending and adult DFV offending. This study examined the offending pathways of 8,465 young offenders aged...
This paper seeks to highlight the potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the use of violence by adolescents against their family members.
This paper describes the findings from the outcome evaluation of the Adolescent Family Violence Program. The results show that the program had a positive impact on young people and their families, leading to improved parenting capacity and parent–adolescent attachment.
This study analysed Victoria Police reported incident data on almost 4,000 young people (aged 12–18) involved in domestic and/or family violence. The findings highlight the need for timely, targeted and graduated responses to domestic and family violence among young people.
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...
This is the first impact evaluation of Family Violence Prevention Legal Services (FVPLS), funded by the Commonwealth Government of Australia through the Safety and Wellbeing Program of the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS), Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Investigating adolescent family violence in Victoria: understanding experiences and practitioner perspectives
As Victoria moves towards developing new, risk-sensitive approaches to responding to family violence, the voices and experiences of those affected by this complex and distinct form of family violence offer vital insights into the risks faced by victims and affected families.