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Inner West Domestic Violence Proactive Support Service

Subtitle Challenges in using the law to respond to DV

Integrated social welfare/criminal justice response to domestic violence in partnership with three NSW Police Local Area Commands from which we receive "yellow card" referrals for people experiencing DV (mostly women) and provide follow up support, information and referrals to them via the telephone, after doing safety and risk assessment and safety plan.

Typical referrals include DVCAS (court support), counselling, family law, Victims Compensation, other legal advice, financial support, refuges and accommodation. As part of this project we do a CLE twice a year entitled "Challenges in Using the Law to Respond to Domestic Violence"

CLC/Agency Marrickville Legal Centre
Keywords abuse
Categories Click to expand[+]
Area of Law
  • Family law and relationships
  • Family or domestic violence
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Community organisation
  • Community workers
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Intersex people
  • People experiencing a mental illness
  • People experiencing family or domestic violence
  • People from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • People with a disability
  • People with a substance abuse problem
  • Women
  • Commonwealth
  • NSW
Method of Delivery
  • Establish network
  • Powerpoint presentation
  • Public Event
  • Translation or work with interpreters
  • Workshop/s, seminar or forum
Project Type
  • Community Development
Project uploaded to CLEAR 13th September 2011
Contact Person Amelia Pace
Contact Position Inner West DVPASS Coordinator
Contact Email
Contact Phone (02) 9559 2899
Production/Delivery Date Oct 2009 - 2015
Languages We use Telephone Interpreter Service and CALD Specialist workers where available from SWDVCAS and other services
Evaluation Not Stated

As this project has exceeded its review date it is recommended that the author/auspicing agency be contacted to confirm the currency of the information provided. 

Sponsor / Partner Agencies

Marrickville Legal Centre NSW Police Force LACs (Leichhardt, Marrickville and Newtown) Elsie Women's Refuge Sydney Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service Wirringa Baiya Aboriginal Women's Legal Centre

Review Date 20th September 2012

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