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