Member of Victoria Police presenting at forum

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On 14 November 2017, 100 workers attended the ‘What She Needs to Know’ NIFVS Forum to find out more about supporting victim survivors of family violence through the legal system. Presenters from Victoria Police, community legal centres, courts and specialist family violence services explained what to expect from Victoria Police; how to achieve safe experiences and positive outcomes through the Magistrates’ Court; the complexities of the Family Court and perpetrator tactics and barriers to effective justice.

View a summary of the forum here.

View the powerpoint presentation from the forum.

View the video presentation of guest speaker, Ella Crotty Senior Lawyer Family Law and Family Violence, Fitzroy Legal Service on ‘The Intersection between Family Law and the Intervention Order System’.

Find the Intervention Order and Family Law System flowchart, referred to in Ella Crotty’s presentation.

Also available are the Police Options Model flowchart, from the Victoria Police Code of Practice and the Intervention Order Process flowchart from Steps 2 Safety.

Find further Family Violence Legal related resources for practitioners.