Bayside Peninsula Legal Services

The Peninsula Community Legal Centre (PCLC) has a family violence program which provides legal advice, assistance and representation for those concerned about abuse by a partner or other family member PCL Family Law

Good Shepherd provides legal support for family violence.  View their website here

Melbourne Magistrates Courts’ secure waiting area

The secure waiting area is a dedicated waiting space for Affected Family Members (AFMs). Court staff will determine access to the waiting space based on information available and consultation with relevant services. Access can be arranged on the day at Court or by prior arrangement preferably via PCI form but also via phone or email. Support persons and lawyers with an AFM will be allowed access to the secure waiting area based on capacity each day.

This is an exciting step towards providing a full safe waiting area at Melbourne Court, and we are excited to be progressing towards this.

  • Police Accountability Project The PAP takes the lead in police accountability law and strategies.  They may be able to assist clients who believe they have been a victim or a witness to police misconduct in Victoria
  • Police powers: your rights in Victoria A  free booklet that can be used as a general guide to help clients deal with the police. It includes information for young people under the age of 18 and people with mental impairment.

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