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Record ID: f65faf5e-41dc-4d40-8e1d-11a1e61cbc27
Electronic Resources: https://embolden.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Powerful-Interventions-New-Summary_-3.pdf
https://www.unisa.edu.au/research/research-volunteers/powerful-interventions/
Web resource: https://www.rightsnetworksa.com/_files/ugd/8cf77c_bcc168e3171a46c48efd0aac455df0b0.pdf
Type: Report
Title: Powerful interventions: Improving the use and enforcement of intervention orders as a tool to address family and domestic violence in South Australia- Final report
Authors: Moulds, Sarah
Yohanesh, Suryawan Rian
ANRA Topic: Policing and legal responses
Children and young people
Perpetrator interventions
Drivers of violence against women
Data development
ANRA Population: Rural and remote communities
Women who have been incarcerated
General population
LGBTQ communities
Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
Older women
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities
People with disability
Categories: People with mental health and/or drug and alcohol issues
ANROWS Completed Register of Active Research projects
Year: 2022
Publisher: University of South Australia
Notes: 

The Powerful Interventions: Improving the use and enforcement of Intervention Orders as a tool to address family and domestic violence in South Australia Report has been prepared following collaborative research between Dr Sarah Moulds of UniSA and Rian Yohanesh of Uniting Communities, funded by the Law Foundation of South Australia’s Brian Withers Grant. The aim of this research is to improve the quality of South Australia’s response to family and domestic violence by identifying practical reform options to increase access to and enforcement of Intervention Orders in South Australia. This aim aligns with the strong demand within the South Australian community to see the Intervention Orders regime improved.

Key Recommendations from the report:

  1. Improve awareness and understanding
  2. Improve the quality and consistency of ‘first responses’
  3. Clearly identify and streamline the different pathways for obtaining an Intervention Order
  4. Proactively promote compliance with Intervention Orders

 

This research was included in the ANROWS Register of Active Research (RAR). The research has concluded and the output has been added to the ANROWS library. Please visit https://www.anrows.org.au/register-of-active-research/ for more information on the RAR.

Project title

Powerful interventions: Improving the use and enforcement of intervention orders as a tool to address family and domestic violence in South Australia

Project description

The primary aim of the "Powerful interventions" project is to improve the quality of South Australia’s response to family and domestic violence by identifying practical reform options to increase access to and enforcement of intervention orders in South Australia. This aim aligns with the strong demand within the South Australian community to see the intervention orders regime improved, reflected in the recent introduction of a Private Members' bill outlining a series of reforms in this area. High-quality, evidence-based and locally orientated research is urgently needed to enable the South Australian community and legal profession to interact meaningfully with this reform landscape.

Aim

The primary aim of the "Powerful interventions" project is to improve the quality of South Australia’s response to family and domestic violence by identifying practical reform options to increase access to and enforcement of intervention orders in South Australia.

Methods

In order to achieve this aim, the "Powerful interventions" project will:
a. analyse the existing data relating to the use and enforcement of intervention orders in South Australia
b. analyse the existing data relating to compliance and breach of intervention orders in South Australia
c. identify the key legal, social, cultural and other barriers to the effective enforcement of intervention orders in South Australia
d. identify practical reform options to address or remove these barriers, and increase access to and the effectiveness of enforcement of intervention orders in South Australia.

Significance

Central to this research is the ability to engage with and learn from those with lived experience accessing, drafting, implementing and enforcing intervention orders and responding to breaches, This research aims to equip lawmakers and policymakers with the best available information as they seek to give effect to a shared commitment to reducing the prevalence of domestic and family violence in our communities, and to guard against any unintended consequences that can flow from well-intentioned but under-researched reforms.

Funding body

Law Foundation of South Australia

Funding budget

$20,940.00

Project start date

July 2021

Project completion date

June 2022

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