Catherine CaruanaSenior Adviser, Research and Advocacy
Catherine’s work at the CIJ supports the centre's priority research stream into women in the justice system and the need to develop alternatives to imprisoning women.
Catherine is an experienced researcher and policy lawyer with a background in legal practice, socio-legal research, policy analysis and commissions of enquiry. She has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (Monash University).
Catherine has previously worked at the Australian Institute of Family Studies, the Family and Family Violence portfolio of the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria, Victoria Legal Aid, the community legal sector and as a consultant researcher and writer. She has worked on a range of projects in her time at the CIJ, including a review of victim support services, the review and redesign of Victoria’s Child Witness Service, and family-violence related research and evaluations.