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Family violence policies, legislation and services: Improving access and suitability for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men

Marcia Langton, Kristen Smith, Tahlia Eastman, Lily O'Neill, Meribah Rose, Emily Cheesman

ANROWS | Published : 2020

Abstract

This research investigated the pathways of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men through the family violence legal and support system to develop the evidence base on what is, and is not, working to support the individual accountability of Aboriginal perpetrators to shift their attitudes and cease their violent behaviours. The sites chosen for this research were Mildura in Victoria and Albury–Wodonga, all of which are located on the New South Wales–Victoria border. This enabled the team to collect evidence that would provide broader understandings of the legal and support service landscape, and to address and better understand the barriers presented in cross-border contexts.This study fou..

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