Family violence is not a loss of self-control

Former footballer Shannon Grant was convicted of assaulting his girlfriend on three occasions last year. In an appeal at the County Court, his prison sentence was overturned for a community corrections order. The judge said alcohol gave rise to his behaviour and that he had lost his self-control. DV Vic CEO and Our Watch CEO Patty Kinnersly commented on the importance of understanding the drivers of violence against women and the need to not excuse or minimise this pattern of behaviour. Fiona McCormack also appeared on a Channel 7 news report of the judge’s decision.

Focus on alcohol in Shannon Grant case sparks anger from family violence groups, Sarah Farnsworth, ABC, 12.8.18.

Jail avoided, Emily Angwin, Channel 7, 7.8.18.