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An analysis of domestic violence presenting to FRCs at intake and assessment

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Suzanne RiceSuzanne Rice, P Washington, Tania SignalTania Signal, Nicola TaylorNicola Taylor
Reforms to family law have focused on changing the culture of how post-separation parenting arrangements are facilitated. In recognition of the fact that domestic violence is a significant factor in family breakdown, the reforms contained an exemption mechanism which can be implemented if there are safety concerns during family dispute resolution. However, the capacity of services to effectively screen and address the safety needs of clients in domestic violence situations is contested. This article presents an analysis of the intake and assessment forms of clients presenting at three family relationship centres (FRCs) in 2010. The findings from this research suggest that domestic violence is common for families presenting to FRCs but also that clients feel safe within the FDR process regardless of gender or presenting order.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

23

Issue

2

Start Page

89

End Page

98

Number of Pages

10

ISSN

1441-7847

Location

Australia

Publisher

Thomson Reuters

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Centacare (Rockhampton, Qld.); Centacare (Townsville, Qld.); Flinders University; Institute for Health and Social Science Research (IHSSR);

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Australasian dispute resolution journal.