OPA prepares research reports on various issues pertaining to its mission.
Guardianship around the world (PDF 29MB)
A resource on international guardianship systems around the world.
Sexual assault in Supported Residential Services: Four case studies (PDF 185KB)
In consultation with the Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA) and the Office of the Public Advocate (OPA), the Department of Health has prepared new materials to support SRS staff in responding effectively to allegations of sexual assault. http://www.health.vic.gov.au/srs/resources/publications.htm#casa
Breaking the Cycle - Summary Report (PDF 0.3Mb)
Breaking the Cycle - Full Report (PDF 2.3Mb)
OPA's ground-breaking report, Breaking the Cycle, proposes ways to help some people with a disability avoid their cycle of contact with crime.
Violence against people with cognitive impairments (PDF 266KB)
Violence against people with cognitive impairments (RTF 2.8MB)
OPA status report - Supported Residential Services (PDF 257KB)
OPA status report - Supported Residential Services (RTF 6.5KB)
Long-stay patient project (PDF 259KB)