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Northern Integrated Family
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northern metropolitan region

Federal Circuit and Family Court Enhance Risk Assessment

The Lighthouse Project is an innovative approach taken by the Federal Circuit and Family Court to screen for risk, with a primary focus on improving outcomes for families involved in the family law system. The Lighthouse Project was first piloted in the Adelaide, Brisbane and Parramatta.

Planning is underway to expand the model to other registries across Australia. The Lighthouse Project will play a central role in the Court’s response to cases which may involve family violence, by shaping the allocation of resources and urgency given to such cases. 

(Source: Family Law Pathways Network, eNews, 12/9/22)