Improving family violence legal and support services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Improving family violence legal and support services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

5 January 2021

This project explores the barriers and opportunities for improving support for Indigenous victims and perpetrators of family violence.

This report has been published by Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS).

The reports explore findings from a recent study into family violence legal and support services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women.

The study looked into service availability, suitability and access for victims and offenders in Mildura and Albury-Wodonga in regional Australia. The findings highlight a range of barriers and complexities, including fear of child protection services, isolation from the community, a lack of culturally-appropriate behaviour change programs, and a lack of support for a perpetrator's mental health or substance use issues.

The full findings of the project are published in two separate reports.

Access the reports via the ANROWS website.

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