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The evidence base

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ANROWS Perpetrator Intervention Research Stream

Perpetrator interventions refer to systems and service responses to perpetrators of domestic, family and sexual violence from the community sector and within the civil, criminal, child protection and family law systems. The ANROWS Perpetrators Interventions Research Stream was launched in 2016, with additional research projects focusing on perpetrator interventions.

See more on the ANROWS website.

Fathers who use violence: Options for safe practice where there is ongoing contact with children – Australian Institute of Family Studies, Child Family Community Australia, June 2017

This paper responds to a challenge that many women and children may not be in a position to separate from their abusive and violent partners, and some women and children’s wellbeing and safety may not be enhanced by separation.

Fathers who use violence: Options for safe practice where there is ongoing contact with children on the Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) website.

Pathways towards accountability: RMIT Centre for Innovative Justice, November 2016

This report provides a high level overview of the pathways that perpetrators of family violence in Victoria can take as the service system becomes aware of their behaviour. This was commissioned by the Department of Premier and Cabinet to support acquittal of Recommendation 85 of the Royal Commission into Family Violence and to inform Victoria’s 10 Year Plan for Change.

Project Mirabal – Australian Domestic & Family Violence Clearinghouse, 2013

This paper explores the complexities of working with men with multiple trauma histories who have used violence against their family members. The paper encourages practitioners to fully listen to the stories of their CALD clients and encourages practitioners to critically reflect on their own boundaries to being able to do so. The paper then explores the clinical challenges involved in supporting clients with complex trauma histories while also attending to the safety of all family members.

‘Responding to Refugees Affected by Domestic and Sexual Violence: Working with Men’, in Improving Responses to Refugees with Backgrounds of Multiple Trauma (PDF) on external website.

Opportunities for early intervention – RMIT Centre for Innovative Justice, March 2015

A thorough review of Australian and international innovation in work with family and domestic violence perpetrators through the justice system. “Until we adjust the lens and bring those who use violence and coercion more clearly into view − until we intervene at the source of the problem − the cycle of this violence will simply roll on.”