Helping Women and Children break the cycle of domestic violence...

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

24-HR HOTLINE
1800 656 463

If you need an interpreter call TTY
1800 671 442

If anyone is in physical danger or about to be harmed, call the POLICE on 000 immediately!

CCDVCAS can give you information and assistance:

BEFORE COURT

  • Information about applying for an Apprehended Violence Order to suit your situation
  • Explanations of the legal processes in and out of court
  • Applying for a Legal Aid solicitor
  • Referrals to Domestic Violence support services
  • Interpreters for the court process
    • AT COURT

      • A support room to wait away from the defendant
      • Information about your Apprehended Violence Order
      • Assistance to make sure you get an order that meets your needs
      • Help to understand what is happening at court
      • They can also track the progress of your application through the court
      • Explain what has happened in court in language you can understand more easily
      • Help you understand and keep track of future court dates and procedures
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  • We often have a Domestic Violence Duty Solicitor on hand at the court to help you
  • We also have a specialist Aboriginal worker available.
  • We have a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) specialist worker to support for people from culturally diverse backgrounds. If you require an interpreter that will be arranged by the Police or court staff.
    • AFTER COURT

      • Referrals to support services (housing, financial support, counselling, children's needs, family law, etc)
      • Information about what to do if the abuse continues

CCDVCAS has specialist

Aboriginal and CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) workers who are specially trained and sensitive to the needs of people from immigrant and other cultural backgrounds.