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Get to Know your AVO


The project set out to fill a gap in the information available for people with low literacy, learning disability or intellectual disability who are potential or actual defendants in the AVO applications or who have been charged or at risk of being charged with a breach of AVO. This aim was to be achieved by creating a resource which would assist this audience to better understand AVOs and the sort of behaviour that might lead to an AVO, the legal process and the options they need to consider if an AVO application is made against them, the practical implications of AVO conditions and the importance of complying with the conditions of an AVO and a the consequences of breaching an AVO. The resource is a short film with a cautionary duel tale storyline scripted and acted by professionals that highlights the key issues. There is a complimentary easy read 6 page pamphlet. The resources were uploaded to YouTube and other legal related websites and the pamphlet is available online.

CLC/Agency Intellectual Disability Rights Service
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Area of Law
  • Crime and offences
  • Family or domestic violence
  • People with a disability
  • NSW
Method of Delivery
  • Video
Project Type
  • Community Legal Education
Project uploaded to CLEAR 31st October 2017
Contact Person Janene Cootes
Contact Position Executive Officer
Contact Email
Contact Phone 02 9318 0144
Production/Delivery Date 31/10/2017
Evaluation Yes

This is a new project and the film is available online at Youtube or through our IDRS website.  Resource : Or the film on it’s own:

Sponsor / Partner Agencies

Self Advocacy Sydney - SAS

Review Date 31st October 2018

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