Public lecture: 22 May 2017 by Judge Eugene Hyman

The Centre for Non-Adversarial Justice is pleased to host Judge Eugene Hyman, who will address the important topic of keeping the victims/survivors and their children safe in cases where there has been intimate partner violence. This will occur in the Wave Room (WG308) at the AUT City Campus at 5.30 on Monday, 22 May 2017.

The Importance of Keeping Safe the Survivors and Children in Situations of Intimate Partner Violence

Intimate partner violence presents many challenges to all state actors who intersect with perpetrators and their victims and those closely associated with them. In addition to families becoming involved in several divisions of the court simultaneously, there is also the possibility of co-occurring challenges of mental health and substance abuse. These potential co-occurring issues increase the difficulties of working with the population of offenders and victims.

Judge Eugene M Hyman (retired) served on the Superior Court of California of Santa Clara County for 20 years, presiding over cases in the criminal, family, probate, civil, and delinquency divisions, and establishing the first juvenile domestic violence court in the US. He regularly presents at international scholarly and professional conferences. Full details of his career and current work can be found at:

View the PowerPoint Presentation here

Listen to Judge Hyman's interview with RadioNZ