Chapter One provides an overview of the legal service system in relation to family violence, including in regards to the intersection with family law. It also outlines the barriers that victim survivors of family violence face in the legal system.
Q&A – Intersections with Family Law
The following are the questions most commonly asked by regional stakeholders about the intersection with family law.
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Legal Service System Resources on the NIFVS website has more information about the legal service system including information about the intersection with the family law system
NIFVS Service Directory provides a list of legal services, courts, specialist family violence services and other relevant services.
NIFVS Forum: What She Needs to Know: Supporting victim survivors of family violence through the legal system The summary and presentations from the NIFVS Forum in November 2017 provide further information about barriers for victim survivors and perpetrator tactics.
Intersectionality Matters is a prevention of violence against women resource developed by Multicultural Women’s Health, which explains what Intersectionality is.
Risk Assessment and Safety Planning on the NIFVS website provides information about how workers can assess a woman’s risk and work with her to plan her safety.