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The PIPA project: Positive Interventions for Perpetrators of Adolescent violence in the home

This report contributes to an understanding of adolescent violence in the home (AVITH) and explores the development of a considered systemic response.

Despite underreporting, available data suggest that adolescent violence in the home (AVITH) is a significant issue. Adolescents who use violence are currently subject to legal responses when their use of violence comes to the attention of the legal system, however, there is a gap in knowledge regarding the nature and impact of these responses. The PIPA project explores this gap, and aims to improve evidence regarding:

  • legal responses to AVITH as it presents in different justice and service contexts
  • the co-occurrence of AVITH with other issues and juvenile offending
  • current responses and gaps in service delivery.

The PIPA project aims to improve evidence regarding:

  • legal responses to AVITH as it presents in different justice and service contexts
  • the co-occurrence of AVITH with other issues and juvenile offending
  • current responses and gaps in service delivery.

The report contains specific policy and practice recommendations to support improvement across the three legislative and service contexts

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Elena Campbell

Elena Campbell

Associate Director of Research, Advocacy & Policy

Elena is a lawyer, speechwriter and former political staffer who has worked in legal and social policy for nearly 20 years. Elena’s expertise includes therapeutic justice, equal opportunity and human rights, as well as the prevention and elimination of violence against women.

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