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Previous research finds that…

  • Around one in five Australian women and one in twenty Australian men have experienced violence at the hands of an intimate partner (ABS, 2013).
  • Between 2005 and 2012 there was no statistically significant change in the proportion of women and men who reported experiencing partner violence (ABS, 2013).
  • In New Zealand, family group conferences for youth were legislatively established by the Children, Young People, and Their Families Act more than three decades ago.
  • Restorative justice has been found to reduce the rate of reoffending, increase victim satisfaction, and saved government and community resources.

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