Associate Director, Centre for Innovative Justice, RMIT University, Vic
Elena is a lawyer, speechwriter and former political staffer who has worked in legal and social policy for nearly 20 years. Elena’s expertise includes therapeutic justice, equal opportunity and human rights, as well as the prevention and elimination of violence against women.
At the Centre for Innovative Justice, Elena oversees a program of research focused on family violence, within which she focuses on perpetrator interventions and court processes. She has led projects supporting the implementation of recommendations from Victoria’s Royal Commission into Family Violence, as well as ANROWS-funded projects focusing on interventions with perpetrators of family violence, including the Positive Interventions for Perpetrators of Adolescent violence in the home (PIPA).