Culturally Diverse Victim-Survivors of Family Violence Often Charged Falsely, According to New Paper 

A new paper released by inTouch has highlighted the concerning and ongoing issue of misidentification in response to family violence occurring within migrant and refugee communities. Misidentification, a key finding in Victoria’s Royal Commission into Family Violence, occurs when the victim-survivor of family violence is incorrectly identified as the predominant aggressor by law enforcement and the justice system. It is estimated to occur in every one in ten cases- and significantly more when incidents take place in culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

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