Regional Legal Services
The Peninsula Community Legal Centre (PCLC) has a 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
Good Shepherd provides legal support for family violence. View their website here.
Victorian Legal Services
- Family Violence Law Help
- Women’s Legal Service Victoria
- Victims of Crime
- Magistrate’s Court of Victoria
- Family Law Court of Australia
- Victoria Legal Aid
- Community Legal Centres
- Information and Referral Officer (IRO) – helping to provide clients link ins with support services for legal and non-legal matters
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.
Ella Crotty, Senior Lawyer Family Law and Family Violence, Fitzroy Legal Service on ‘The Intersection between Family Law and the Intervention Order System’
-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
Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria guide for Koori families
The PAP takes the lead in police accountability law and strategies. They may be able to assist clients who believe they have been a victim or a witness to police misconduct in Victoria
A free booklet that can be used as a general guide to help clients deal with the police. It includes information for young people under the age of 18 and people with mental impairment.
Victims of Crime Resources
Victims of Crime revised their Guide to Victim Impact Statements in 2015, as well as their publications order form.
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 aimed to address the dearth of legal services available to women experiencing violence by providing free legal advice via Skype.
Victorian Government information on legal assistance for family violence
Victorian Family Violence Protection Act 2008
City of Kingston’s Elder Law workshop recorded on 27 Apr 2022