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Evaluation of the 2012 family violence amendments : synthesis report / Rae Kaspiew, Rachel Carson, Jessie Dunstan, Lixia Qu, Briony Horsfall, John de Maio, Sharnee Moore, Lawrie Moloney, Melissa Coulson and Sarah Tayton
Bib ID 7342560
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, online resource]
Author
Kaspiew, Rae, author
 
Online Access
Access Conditions National edeposit: Available online. 
Description [Melbourne] : Australian Institute of Family Studies, 2015 
©2015 
1 online resource (xiii, 85 pages) : colour illustrations, colour charts 
ISBN 9781760160487 (Online)
9781760160494 (PDF)
Technical Details

text file : PDF : 3.93MB 

Summary

The Australian Institute of Family Studies has been commissioned to evaluate recent reforms that aimed to improve the family law system's response to disclosures of family violence, child abuse, and safety concerns. This report presents the overall findings of the evaluation, which are described in more detail in 3 additional reports. The evaluation research program consisted of: the Responding to Family Violence survey of professionals on their practices and experiences; the Experiences of Separated Parents Study, which provided pre- and post-reform data on parents' experiences of separation and the family law system; and the Court Outcomes Project, which analysed administrative court file data. Together, these studies examined whether the Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Act 2011 has changed patterns of parenting arrangements, disclosure of concerns, service use, and professional practices, or produced any unintended consequences.

Full contents
  • Executive summary
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Parents' characteristics and professionals' views of the 2012 reforms: an overview
  • 3. Service use
  • 4. Identification and assessment of family violence and child abuse concerns: professional practices and parents' experiences
  • 5. Parenting arrangements
  • 6. The operation of the legislative amendments
  • 7. Positive, negative and unintended consequences of the family violence amendments
  • 8. Have the reforms made any difference? Summary and conclusion
  • 9. References.
 
Notes

"October 2015"

"Evaluation of the 2012 family violence amendments"

"This report was commissioned and funded by the Australian Government Attorney-General's Department (AGD)."--Page v.

Includes bibliographical references.

Commissioned and funded by the Australian Government Attorney-General's Department

Subjects Australia. Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Act 2011.  |  Domestic relations -- Australia -- Evaluation.  |  Family violence -- Law and legislation -- Australia.  |  Victims of family violence -- Services for -- Australia -- Evaluation.  |  Separated parents -- Services for -- Australia -- Evaluation.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Carson, Rachel, author  |  Dunstan, Jessie, author  |  Qu, Lixia, author  |  Horsfall, Briony, author  |  De Maio, John A, author  |  Moore, Sharnee, author  |  Moloney, Lawrence, author  |  Coulson, Melissa, author  |  Tayton, Sarah, author  |  Australian Institute of Family Studies  |  Australia. Attorney-General's Department, sponsoring body
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Copyright information © Commonwealth of Australia 2015 

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