Student research project: Positive Interventions for Perpetrators of Adolescent Violence in the home (PIPA)

RMIT JD and Social Work Students undertook collaborative research that has contributed to the CIJ's work on this important study.

The PIPA Project aims to increase understanding about the rates of, and responses to, adolescent violence in the home (AVITH) in Australia.

Using a multidisciplinary approach, the research by two RMIT JD students and two RMIT Social Work students consisted of a review of the legal and regulatory environment relating to adolescents who use violence in the home as well as case file reviews and observations at the Melbourne Children’s Court, Victoria Legal Aid and Youthlaw.

This study will inform the development of state and national responses to adolescent family violence perpetrators and provide valuable information to practitioners and policy makers across youth justice, family violence and family welfare sectors.

The CIJ’s research is due to be completed in early 2019.

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