Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Tasmanian Law Enforcement Struggle With Domestic Violence Within Organization

From Australian Broadcasting Corporation News:

Charlotte's involvement with police spanned about seven years and ranged from positive dealings to interactions so traumatic that she, for a time, stopped reporting the family violence perpetrated by her now ex-husband. 

In some instances, she felt Tasmania Police was dismissive or insensitive, leading her to feel ashamed and embarrassed.

"I felt that if the police weren't able to protect me and to respond appropriately, then who could?" Charlotte* said.

Tasmania Police, a White Ribbon-accredited workplace, has made eradicating family violence a priority.

But new figures released to the ABC under right to information laws show the force has been grappling with incidents of family violence within its own ranks.

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