Perpetrator interventions in Australia - key findings and future directions

Wednesday, 9th December 2015

This Compass paper showcases key findings and future directions from Landscapes (state of knowledge) paper Perpetrator interventions in Australia - part one and two. 

An Australian first, this state of knowledge paper maps the pathways and interventions for perpetrators of DFV and sexual assault through civil and criminal legal systems; and examines the responses and service systems currently available to DFV and sexual assault perpetrators in each jurisdiction.  

The paper finds 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.

These four strategic research themes will guide the development of the ANROWS Perpetrator Interventions Research Program. In early 2016 ANROWS will call for applications for research grants under the Perpetrator Interventions Research Stream. Subscribe to receive updates on research grants, as well as other ANROWS news.

 Download Compass Perpetrator Interventions.pdf (979.24 KB)

ANROWS Compass papers are concise papers that summarise key findings of research on violence against women and their children, including research produced under ANROWS’s research program, and provide advice on the implications for policy and practice.