Positive Interventions for Perpetrators of Adolescent Violence in the home
The PIPA Project examines the issue of adolescent use of family violence in Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia and the response it receives from the justice and service system.
This project examines the issue of adolescents’ use of family violence across Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia. In particular, it seeks to understand what happens once young people and their families come to the attention of the justice and service systems because of the young person’s use of family violence – how the system responds and whether this response functions as a negative or positive intervention.
The project is doing this through detailed analysis of 325 case files from legal and court contexts, as well as through focus groups and interviews with practitioners from a wide range of service settings across the three jurisdictions. These have included specialist family violence services, child protection, education, police, drug and alcohol services, youth services and legal practitioners amongst many others. The aim of the PIPA Project is to articulate a more considered and consistent response which can function as a positive intervention for young people, children and their families.