Seminar on family law: Shared care and maternal loss

Associate Professor Vivienne Elizabeth from the Faculty of Arts at the University of Auckland will speak on the harmful outcomes of the family court emphasis on time rather than relationships in considering “shared care” post-separation.  The seminar will be held August 9 from 12-2pm at Griffith’s Nathan campus and there will be a teleconference option offered on the Gold Coast. RSVP contact and other information is below in the flyer.

Upcoming Event – “Online Abuse & Harassment: New Technologies, Old Inequalities”

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CJRC researcher and lecturer Dr Bridget Harris from the School of Justice, Faculty of Law, will be speaking at an upcoming seminar hosted by Western Sydney University which will focus on “Online Abuse & Harassment: New Technologies, Old Inequalities” .

This seminar will bring together three leading Australian criminologists in the field of online abuse and harassment to examine how new technologies are being integrated into, and transforming, patterns of inequality and exploitation.  Read more

CJRC to host Fulbright Specialist Mark Wynn

Crime and Justice Research Centre Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz won a Fulbright Specialist grant to bring expert domestic and sexual violence violence intervention trainer Mark Wynn to Australia.

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Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz Keynote at Priority One Counsellors Conference

Crime and Justice Research Centre Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz will deliver the keynote address Dynamics of Domestic Violence: Helping the Helpers at the Priority One Counsellors Conference in Brisbane on 8 June 2017. Dragiewicz is course coordinator for QUT’s Graduate Certificate in Domestic Violence and teaches the interdisciplinary undergraduate elective. She recently published Abusive Endings: Separation and Divorce Violence against Women with Walter S. DeKeseredy and Martin D. Schwartz.

Priority One is Queensland Ambulance Services‘ Employee Assistance Program (EAP)  for first responders. It is a comprehensive EAP approach that incorporates peer support officers, professional counsellors, a 24 hour telephone service, chaplaincy, LGBT staff support group, Indigenous staff support group. It offers ongoing training opportunities for professional development.

QUT Associate Professor Jane Shakespeare-Finch from the School of Psychology and Counselling will deliver the other keynote on 9 June.

Molly Dragiewicz presenting at Queensland Magistrates Court Specialised Domestic Violence Conference

CJRC member Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz will present on the Misuse of New Technology in Domestic Violence at the Magistrates Courts of Queensland Specialised DV Conference: Domestic Violence- A New Approach.

The panel is chaired by Dr Anne Purcell from Resolution Partners and is paired with a panel on the Misuse of New Technology: An Investigative Perspective by Acting Inspector Peter Bowser from Queensland Police Service, chaired by Magistrate Kilmartin.

The conference will take place 30 and 31 May, 2017 in Brisbane and address a variety of domestic violence related topics for judicial officers practicing in the area of domestic violence.

This is a new initiative by the Queensland Courts intended to support the emerging specialised domestic violence courts and other practices that have been implemented to enhance domestic violence responses in Queensland.

 

Free two day Domestic Violence conference for QUT students

CJRC member Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz will speak at a free two day Domestic Violence conference for QUT students

Dr Ron Frey from the School of Psychology and Counselling has organised a free two day domestic violence conference for QUT students.

May 27th and 28th May
10 am – 4 pm
H101, QUT Kelvin Grove Campus

Please note attendance is free, but there is somewhat limited seating in the auditorium.
All QUT students, family and friends are most cordially welcome.  The programme is designed to maximise the participation of the audience and allow them to ask the questions they would really like answered.

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Film launch: This Doesn’t Feel Like Love

Film launch: This Doesn’t Feel Like Love.

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May 23 @ 3:00-6:00 pm

Hope Street Café
170 Boundary St
West End, QLD 4101 Australia

Please join Brisbane Domestic Violence Service to launch the film project ‘This Doesn’t Feel Like Love,’ a collection of LGBTIQ stories of domestic and family violence. Kristy Apps will be performing alongside other speakers and performers. Light refreshments provided.

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Upcoming Symposium: Workplace Responses to Domestic and Family Violence

1 in every 3 women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime and two people die every week from domestic and family violence. The vast majority of workplaces in Australia have both survivors and perpetrators of violence in the workforce and have a critical role to play to enable change.
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CJRC Researchers on ABC The World Today

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Featured:
Dr Claire Ferguson, QUT lecturer
Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz, QUT
Angela Lynch, Women’s legal service
Hetty Johnston, Bravehearts
Bill Potts, Qld Law Society

Listen to the podcast here

Criminologists in Australia have warned that the family court system is exposing children to abuse. New research reveals that allegations of child sexual abuse raised during divorce or domestic violence cases are often not treated seriously enough.

Katherine Gregory reported this story on Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Last chance for abstracts for Not Now, Not Ever Research Symposium

CJRC Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz is a member of the organising group for the Queensland Not Now, Not Ever Research Symposium to be held at The Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research (QCDFVR) at Central Queensland University on Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th February 2017.

The Call for abstracts ends 30 October. Read more