Responding to family violence by adolescents: finding the best way forward

11 September 2020, 1:00PM-2:00PM

Use of family violence by adolescents is an increasingly acknowledged social policy problem. Yet jurisdictions around Australia adopt different approaches to this challenge – resulting in divergent legal responses and associated support for those experiencing it.

You are invited to a discussion exploring this challenge as it presents in Tasmania, as well as the way in which this contrasts with other Australian legal responses. The event will outline the findings of the ANROWS funded PIPA Project, as well as the practice and policy realities in the Tasmanian context.


  • Elena Campbell, Associate Director, Centre for Innovative Justice, and lead author of The PIPA Project: Positive Interventions for Perpetrators of Adolescent violence in the home
  • Dr Helen Cockburn, University of Tasmania and co-author of The PIPA Project
  • Brittany Clark, Legal practitioner, Tasmania Legal Aid
  • Toby Stoddart, Coordinator Reconnect, Colony 47