Submissions

CASA Forum Submission to the Royal Commission for Family Violence

CASA Forum (2015)

This submission sets out the CASA Forum’s views and responses to the questions in the Royal Commission into Family Violence Issues Paper (31/3/2015)

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Failure to Protect Submission

CASA Forum (2012)

CASA Forum welcomes the opportunity to comment on the proposed offences relating to child abuse, child sexual abuse and child death.

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Getting serious about change joint submission to the Victorian Royal Commission into family violence

This Joint Statement was prepared to inform the work of the Victorian Royal Commission into family violence, drawing on the significant research and practice expertise of the signatory organisations. It outlines the foundations that are necessary if we are to move beyond a small-scale, project-focused approach and begin the hard work of achieving measurable whole-of-population change.

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Joint letter to Geoff Shaw MP regarding the Protection of Children Bill 2014

We are writing to urge you to consider supporting an amendment to the Crimes Amendment (Protection of Children) Bill 2014 (“the Bill”) that was introduced into Parliament on 26th March 2014.

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Practical Lessons, Fair Consequences. Improving Diversion for Young People in Victoria

CASA Forum (2012)

We know from research that the earlier a young person becomes involved with the juvenile justice system the more likely they are to move onto a life of contact with the adult criminal justice system. It is therefore important that there are sufficient options available for young people when they get into trouble to assist them get their life back on track. Family support is the major factor that assists young people feel part of a community and that they have a role to play in that community.

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Protecting Victoria's Vulnerable Children Inquiry

CASA Forum (2011)

Child Protection will not be able to keep all children safe. This society would not accept the degree of regulation that would prevent any child being hurt. Children’s well being and safety is a whole of the Victorian community’s responsibility. Whilst we welcome working at the specific Child Protection system response, we would encourage the enquiry to publicly acknowledge the interrelationships between education, housing, income maintenance, alcohol abuse, mental health, parenting education, violence against women and children and sexual assault.

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Reviewing Victims of Crime Compensation, Sentencing Orders and State funded Awards

CASA Forum (2010)

The State has an obligation to provide compensation to victims of crime as without State assistance, very few victims have recourse to compensation as offenders rarely have any means. If the State wishes to recoup costs from an offender an efficient system should be established to enable this to happen. It should never be the responsibility of the victim.

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Submission on Victorian Sex Offenders Registration

CASA Forum (2011)

Putting juveniles on the Sex Offenders Register serves no useful purpose. There is a considerable amount of research which shows that juveniles generally do not keep committing sex offences especially if they receive treatment.

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Submission to the Inquiry into Sexting - June 2012

CASA Forum (2012)

It is clear that the practice of sexting has taken the adult world by surprise. It was not foreseen that young people and children with mobile phones and computers with cameras would start sending intimate pictures of themselves to each other. It is even clearer that the legislation has been simultaneously woefully inadequate and draconian in its response to this unexpected development.

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Towards a More Effective and Sustainable Community Services System Submission

CASA Forum (2013)

Sexual assault is always a crime. It is essential that any worker who has contact with victim/survivors has an understanding of not only the counselling and therapy to recover from trauma but the judicial system and the associated fields. This makes it different from many other areas that are part of the community services system.

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