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Communities working to reduce Indigenous family violence

by Cripps K, Davis M

Report
Year 2012
City Canberra
Institution Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse
Date June 2012
Report number Brief 12

Abstract

This report provides information about family violence among Indigenous communities and focuses on some promising programs developed by communities and governments both within Australia and internationally. This report provides details on:

  • support programs (including Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Legal Services, and New Zealand's Tu Tama Wahine Taranaki and Tu Whare Ruruhau o Meri programs)
  • behavioral reform programs (including Ke Ala Lokahi in Hawaii)
  • community policing and monitoring programs (including night patrols, and shelter and protection programs)
  • justice programs (including healing circles and Indigenous sentencing courts)
  • mediation programs (including Mawul rom)
  • education and awareness programs (including the Mildura family violence and sexual assault campaign, New Zealand's NgatiPorou community education project, Aboriginal women against violence project)
  • holistic programs (including Balgo's women's law camp, and the Aboriginal family and community healing program)
  • alcohol restrictions
  • factors affecting family violence among Indigenous people.

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Last updated: 7 December 2012
 
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