Tag: Family Violence

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Voices of adolescents should not be another casualty of this pandemic

In early March, just before the impacts of COVID-19 really started to be felt in Victoria, the CIJ was thrilled to launch the PIPA Project report. This report highlighted the way in which the current one-size-fits-all response to family violence may be doing more harm than good when it comes to adolescents who use violence in their homes.

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‘Invisible’ victims of teenage violence are already suffering in silence. The legal system is making the problem worse

The abuse began soon after Anita's* eldest son hit his teenage years, she says, and quickly escalated from simple back-chatting to full-blown physical assaults.

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Adolescent family violence is a growing problem – and the legal system is making it worse

Adolescents are consistently identified as perpetrators of violence against family members. We know this from a decade of Victorian court and police data. Victoria’s Royal Commission into Family Violence also highlighted the growing recognition that adolescent perpetration is a serious concern.

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New resource on perpetrator intervention systems

Bringing together and articulating the complexity of perpetrator intervention systems to improve family safety.

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Exciting new partnership with Youthlaw!

The CIJ is thrilled to kick off its partnership and co-location with Youthlaw with a new project looking at early intervention support for young people who use or experience family violence.

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Curing violence: How we can become a less violent society

The UK's Centre for Justice Innovation recently released a book about reducing violence in society and CIJ's Elena Campbell and Rob Hulls were asked to contribute a chapter about what measures can be brought into view to reduce family violence.

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We can’t afford shortcuts on family violence

Just on a month out from a state election, it’s timely to reflect on how far we have come in some areas of Victorian reform.

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Kids at court for family violence matters

McAuley Community Services for Women's Court Support for Kids program is addressing a missing part of the equation.

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Brave survivor calls for change

A domestic violence survivor who has personal experience of the criminal justice system has been recognised for her advocacy work for people living with disability and trauma.

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Giving kids a reason to go home

Recent articles have highlighted the consequences of applying punitive responses to children who are using violence in the home. But the CIJ’s research shows that answers to aberrant behaviour by young people do not lie in more punishment, more policing, further vilification. They lie in more support, recognition and safety.

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The indicators of women’s representation we should be worried about

This International Women’s Day, we will either sigh or celebrate over the progress in women’s representation across important institutions.

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PIPA – Second Phase Complete!

The PIPA Project has completed another important phase, in which the bulk of its data collection has occurred.

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PIPA heads west

For the sake of alliteration if nothing else, in October the PIPA Project is heading to Perth!

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Infringements Toll On Family Violence

The Royal Commission into Family Violence recognised the burden the fines system was placing on Victorian Magistrates’ Courts.

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Review: ‘The Storyteller’

A co-production between prisoners in the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre and Somebody's Daughter Theatre Company.

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Family violence: responding to the next generation

Amidst the array of family violence reform across Australia, how does an issue like adolescent family violence rate?

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