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Northern Integrated Family
Violence Services Partnership
For professionals supporting the
safety of victim survivors in Melbourne's
northern metropolitan region

Remote Court Hearing Support Service Assists AFMs

Affected Family Members (AFMs) now have the option to attend Magistrates’ Court hearings without going to a court building. The Remote Hearing Support Service (RHSS) provides additional support to help AFMs participate safely in the court process.

AFMs can now participate from any location, including an alternative venue provided by the RHSS. Workers already involved with the AFM can liaise with the RHHS to ensure the AFM gets the support they need during their hearing.

Referrals can be made through the local court Registry by asking for the RHSS. AFMs can let the court know if they do not want to attend the court building for their hearing.

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(Source: Hume Family Violence Network and RHHS flyer, 10.8.22)