Northern Community Legal Centre (NCLC) is implementing a project to assist Indian women experiencing family violence. Many of NCLC’s Indian clients are on temporary visas which creates a significant barrier for them to access support services.
NCLC is seeking to collaborate with other agencies in the NMR who are providing services to women on temporary visas to discuss opportunities for co-referral, collaboration, and enhanced referral pathways. The aim of the NCLC project is to not only deliver better legal outcomes, but also address barriers Indian women may experience in terms of housing, finances, counselling, and case-management.
The Indian Women’s Family Violence Project, funded by the Victorian Legal Services Board, aims to intervene early to ensure that legal and other protections are available to ensure victim survivor safety. The project has allowed NCLC to employ an immigration lawyer, who works with their family violence lawyers, to provide wrap-around services to Indian women.
To discuss opportunities for collaborating with NCLC , please email Tania Cass at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Source: Tania Cass, Northern CLC 16.7.20)