Research + Projects

Family Violence

Our legal system must function to lift the burden from dealing with family violence from victims and provide interventions that support the victim and hold the offender to account. All family violence situations are complex. However, where young people use violence in the home, a particularly nuanced response is required.

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Family Violence

Integrated Counselling & Case Management Program design

The CIJ is providing further support to the Magistrates' Court of Victoria's family violence reforms through the design of the Integrated Counselling and Case Management program.

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Family Violence

Pathways Towards Accountability

Mapping the journeys of perpetrators of family violence and the roles and responsibilities of services and agencies.

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Evaluation
Family Violence

Court Support 4 Kids

This project evaluates a program that supports women who come to court seeking Family Violence Intervention Orders while accompanied by their children. This page includes the project's two final publications: a Needs Assessment and an Evaluation.

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Family Violence

Consent Orders Research

This project looks at improving the process which occurs when parties negotiate and agree to the conditions of a Family Violence Intervention Order before it is formally ordered by a court.

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Family Violence

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.

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Family Violence

Improved accountability – the role of perpetrator intervention systems

This multi-jurisdictional research project is looking at the existence or otherwise of perpetrator intervention systems across Australia.

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Family Violence

Review of Counselling Orders

The CIJ has reviewed the processes that enable Victoria's specialist Family Violence Courts to order perpetrators of family violence to participate in Men's Behaviour Change Programs.

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Submission
Family Violence

Australian Law Reform Commission’s Review of the Family Law System

The CIJ's targeted submission to this review focused on the experience of those using the family law system who have experienced family violence.

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Report
Family Violence

Swift, Certain and Fair Sentencing of family violence offenders

The CIJ has provided a submission to the Sentencing Advisory Council’s (SAC) review into Swift, Certain and Fair Sentencing of family violence offenders.

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Family Violence

Setting the Foundation for Compliance

Improving Comprehension and Compliance with Family Violence Intervention Orders.

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Submission
Family Violence

Family Violence Royal Commission

The Mental Health’s Legal Centre Inside Access program through collaboration with the CIJ provided a submission to the Royal Commission into Family Violence.

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Report
Family Violence

Opportunities for early intervention: bringing perpetrators of family violence into view

This report turns the spotlight on perpetrators of family violence.

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