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

Djirra

Available: 9am-10pm weekdays
1800 105 303
Region: Statewide
292 Hoddle Street Abbotsford. VIC 3067
Djirra is an Aboriginal community controlled organisation. They provide a range of legal services, including advice and advocacy in relation to:
  • Intervention Orders
  • Family Law
  • Child Protection
  • Victims of Crime assistance
  • legal issues connected to a family violence situation such as: complaints about police; assistance with Centrelink or the Child Support Agency; and problems with the Office of Housing about house damage.
Djirra also offers case management services to women who have experienced, or are currently dealing with violence in their lives. The team’s approach ranges from short-term crisis responses to longer-term intensive case-management. Paralegal support Workers can assist with:
  • Information about family violence
  • Information about legal and other options available following an incident of family violence
  • Information about court processes
  • Court support for attending court hearings
  • Support when reporting crimes to the police.
Djirra provides both telephone and face to face legal advice. Djirra provides legal services to Aboriginal women, men and children who are victims/survivors of family violence or sexual assault or who are at immediate risk of family violence or sexual assault. Djirra also assists non-Aboriginal parents of Aboriginal children who are victims/survivors of family violence or sexual assault. Djirra also provides counselling. Aboriginal workers can accompany Aboriginal women to appointments; discuss safety planning and provide follow up support.