Title

The Columbus Pilot Project. Developing a model for cost outcome analysis on violence and child abuse cases in the Family Court of Western Australia

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

La Trobe University Publications

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Psychology and Social Science

RAS ID

2011

Comments

This article was originally published as: Murphy, P. T., & Pike, L. T. (2003). The Columbus Pilot Project: Developing a model for cost-outcome analysis on violence and child abuse cases in the Family Court of Western Australia. Journal of Family Studies, 9(2), 235-247. Original available here

Abstract

This article begins by summarising the Columbus Pilot Project, designed to evaluate a managed interdisciplinary approach to cases of domestic violence and child abuse in the Family Court of Western Australia. A working hypothesis informing the project is that, compared with traditional litigation processes, a managed interdisciplinary approach to these cases will yield outcomes more consistent with children’s best interests at lower long-term cost to families, the community, and the Court. The main focus of the article is a progress report on evaluation design issues associated with mapping the costs in these cases.

DOI

10.5172/jfs.9.2.235

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.5172/jfs.9.2.235