Perpetrator Interventions Research Stream

The Commonwealth Government has commissioned ANROWS to implement a dedicated Perpetrator Interventions Research Stream. The research stream is a priority within the Second Action Plan and Third Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022. The Perpetrator Interventions Research Stream is funded by the Commonwealth Government to support states and territories to implement the National Outcome Standards for Perpetrator Interventions (NOSPI), developed by the Australian Commonwealth, state and territory governments and endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments on 11 December 2015.

"Perpetrator interventions" refers to the many interventions with perpetrators of violence in Australia, including interfaces with the community sector, and interventions within the context of the civil, criminal, child protection and family law systems, in addition to men's behaviour change programs and other related programs.

ANROWS has completed a state of knowledge paper on perpetrator interventions in Australia as the first stage of the Perpetrator Interventions Research Stream which includes a literature review and perpetrator pathways mapping.

The Perpetrator Interventions Research Priorities 2017-19 is part of this research stream and comprises projects funded following an open application grants round in 2016. These projects respond to research priorities identified by ANROWS under four strategic research themes: 1. System effectiveness; 2. Effectiveness of interventions; 3. Models to address diversity of perpetrators; and 4. Interventions developed by, with and for Indigenous communities. 

A full list of projects is available below as a single document. Further information about each project will be forthcoming.

ANROWS also expects to be announcing additional research in this stream in early 2017.

Perpetrator Interventions Research Priorities 2017-19 documentation

ANROWS Perpetrator Interventions Research Priorities 2017-19: Summary (pdf) (2.93 MB)

ANROWS Perpetrator Interventions Research Priorities 2017-19: Summary (Word) (2.06 MB)

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