The evidence base

Perpetrator interventions in Australia

ANROWS, November 2015

These papers map the pathways and interventions for perpetrators of domestic/family violence and sexual assault through civil and criminal legal systems; and examine the responses and service systems currently available to DFV and sexual assault perpetrators in each Australian jurisdiction.

The papers find there is a need for extensive further research on what works and for whom in the Australian context. Four key areas for further investigation were identified: 1) systems effectiveness; 2) effectiveness of interventions; 3) models to address diversity of perpetrators; and 4) interventions developed by, with, and for Indigenous communities.

Perpetrator interventions in Australia: Part one – Literature review
ANROWS, November 2015

Perpetrator interventions in Australia: Part two – pathways and mapping
ANROWS, November 2015

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”.

Opportunities for early intervention: bringing perpetrators of family violence into view
RMIT Centre for Innovative Justice, March 2015