Domestic Abuse Commissioner calls for wide reaching reforms for children in the family court
The Domestic Abuse Commissioner has shared a new report voicing concerns about the distressing encounters victims and survivors of domestic violence face in the Family Court.
This report details the Commissioner's plan for comprehensive reform in the Family Court system. This comes at a time when new studies with legal professionals reveal that a staggering 80% of participants believe that the Family Courts are likely to cause further trauma to victims and survivors of domestic violence.
Often, the Commissioner receives feedback from victims and survivors recounting their allegations of domestic abuse being downplayed during the drawn-out and expensive court proceedings. This puts their children in grave danger. The Commissioner notes that many individuals navigating the Court system fear their best interests are not being prioritized. Read the full report below.