Evaluation of a pilot of legally assisted and supported family dispute resolution in family violence cases

Evaluation of a pilot of legally assisted and supported family dispute resolution in family violence cases

Final report

Rae Kaspiew, John De Maio, Julie Deblaquiere and Briony Horsfall

Commissioned report— December 2012

A report commissioned by the Attorney-General's Department  to evaluate the Coordinated Family Dispute Resolution Pilot.

Parenting disputes involving issues of family violence are particularly challenging in legal proceedings. The Coordinated Family Dispute Resolution model was developed to provide a safe, non-adversarial, and child-sensitive means for parents to sort out their post-separation parenting disputes. The model was trialled in five sites across Australia. This report presents an evaluation of the model, examining whether the model addressed practitioner and family safety during the program, safe parenting arrangements, the best interests of children, and power imbalances between parents. The evaluation also examines challenges and advantages due to the interdisciplinary nature of the model.

This report was authored by AIFS staff and published by the Attorney-General's Department

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