(Health Canal, 19 March 2015)
Flash incarceration for perpetrators who do not comply with court orders is one of a range of recommendations to break the cycle of family violence outlined in a major new RMIT University report.
Australian of the Year and anti-domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty will launch the report today.
The RMIT Centre for Innovative Justice report, Opportunities for early intervention: bringing perpetrators of family violence into view, has been lodged with the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s department.
It lists a range of recommendations highlighting ways the justice system can interrupt the cycle of family violence to make perpetrators more visible.
Adjunct Professor Rob Hulls, Director of the Centre for Innovative Justice, said it was time to intervene earlier to turn the spotlight on perpetrators of family violence.
“The community is finally coming to terms with the scale of family violence and its impact on women and children but we have yet to turn our full attention to those actually wielding violence and control,” Adjunct Professor Hulls said.