|Author||Poynton, Suzanne; Stavrou, Efty; Marott, Neil; Fitzgerald, Jackie|
|Source/Publisher||NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research|
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|Subjects||Community development, Courts and sentencing, Crime prevention, Criminal justice system, Drugs and alcohol, Education, Evaluation, Policing, Program, Research project, Social conditions|
This report presents reviews the effectiveness of ADVOs in protecting victims of domestic violence. Included in the report is a brief overview of current research on the protective effectiveness of ADVOs, recent public discourses pointing to shortfalls in the ADVO system and the approach that the writers of the report adopted in reviewing the statistics in the area. The report also looks into the disproportionate representation of Aboriginal people among those that are the victims of ADV and the object of ADVOs.
In presenting the results of the review, the report argues that the statistics do support ADVOs as being effective in protecting victims. The study also notes the limitations of the analysis, and that the effectiveness of ADVOs must be understood in the context of other protective mechanisms that are also in need of improvement.
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