Justice

PCLC has a new family violence program which provides legal advice, assistance and representation for those concerned about abuse by a partner or other family member  PCLS Family Law

For more resources and information, visit the Women’s Legal Service VictoriaVictims of CrimeMagistrate’s Court of Victoria or the Family Law Court of Australia websites.

Family Violence Intervention Order (FVIO) resources

— Magistrate’s Court Family Violence website

A site with information for those applying or responding to an intervention order.

— Safe at Home: How to get a family violence intervention order

A Victorian Legal Aid booklet for FVIO applicants.

— Family violence intervention order applications – for affected family members

A Victoria Legal Aid fact sheet for affected family members.

— How to respond to a family violence intervention order

A Victorian Legal Aid booklet for FVIO respondents.

— Family violence intervention order applications – for respondents

A Victoria Legal Aid fact sheet for respondents.

Victoria Police resources

— Victoria Police Code of Practice for the Investigation of Family Violence
— Family violence protocol between DHS and Victoria Police 2012-14
— Koori Family Violence Police Protocols: what you can expect

Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria guide for Koori families.

— A video that follows the Melton Family Violence Unit

Victims of Crime resources

— Victims’ of Crime Guide to Victim Impact Statements

Victims of Crime revised their Guide to Victim Impact Statements in 2015, as well as their publications order form.

— Victims of Crime Easy English Resources

These Easy English resources support people with limited literacy to understand when violent crime, including family violence, has happened to them and what they can do.

Integration case studies

— Women, Lawyers, Workers

Women, Lawyers, Workers aimed to address the dearth of legal services available to women experiencing violence by providing free legal advice via Skype.