Family Violence Laws: Consultation Paper

On 26 November 2004, the Commission published the Review of Family Violence Laws: Consultation Paper, focusing on intervention orders and asking for public submissions. 

It includes information about:

  • definitions of family violence
  • intervention order use
  • how the system operates
  • evidence in intervention order proceedings
  • initiatives from other jurisdictions
  • barriers to using the system
  • enforcement of intervention orders
  • intervention order breaches
  • and legal aid.

Below is an outline of the chapters.

Executive Summary and Questions
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: What is Family Violence?
Chapter 3: Justice System’s Response to Family Violence
Chapter 4: The Victorian Intervention Order System
Chapter 5: Using the Intervention Order System
Chapter 6: Barriers to Accessing Intervention Orders
Chapter 7: Gateways to the Intervention Order System
Chapter 8: Making Effective Intervention Orders
Chapter 9: Enforcement of Intervention Orders
Chapter 10: Improving Process and Procedure
Chapter 11: Evidence in Intervention Order Proceedings

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