Legal

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 Intervention Order (FVIO) resources

-Magistrate’s Court Family Violence website
A site with information for those applying or responding to an intervention order.

-The Intersection between Family Law and the Intervention Order System

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

-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

 

Individual Rights

-Police Accountability Project

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

-Police powers: your rights 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 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.

 

Other Resources

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