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Youthlaw is Victoria’s specialist legal centre for young people under 25 years. Youthlaw’s Family Violence Program comprises a small integrated team of lawyers and social work trained Family Violence youth practitioners who work together to assist young people who are experiencing or using family violence, by address their legal, safety and holistic wellbeing support needs. The program provides a service each Wednesday at the Melbourne Children’s Court. The team also works closely with youth workers providing them with information so that they can better assist the young people they are supporting. The service's lawyers provide legal advice and/or court representation for young people with issues arising from family violence, in particular intervention orders, but also tenancy issues, criminal matters, debts, fines and victims of crime compensation. Lawyers can also provide legal secondary consultations to workers over the phone. Social workers provide risk assessment, safety planning and specialist interim support in order to facilitate referrals to case management, counselling and wellbeing services. Who is eligible for the service? Any young person under the age of 25 who is currently experiencing or has experienced family violence, or has court proceedings on foot stemming from a family violence issue will be able to access the service.The program assists young people under 25 experiencing family violence, and young people under 18 using and experiencing family violence in the home. How to refer a young person: Email through the young person’s contact details and any other information you have to FVprogram@youthlaw.asn.au. Young person can contact Youthlaw directly on 9113 9500 Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm.