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.

Victorian Legal Services

Family Violence Intervention Order (FVIO) resources

Individual Rights

  • 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.

Other Resources

  • The Judicial College of Victoria has information regarding family violence specifically for those providing legal support
  • Victorian Government information on legal assistance for family violence
  • Victorian Family Violence Protection Act 2008
  • City of Kingston’s Elder Law workshop recorded on 27 Apr 2022
  • Health Justice Partnerships are collaborations that work by embedding legal help into healthcare services and teams. They have formed in response to a growing body of evidence that shows there are groups of people who are vulnerable to intersecting legal and health problems, but who are unlikely to turn to legal services for solutions. Health Justice Australia supports the expansion and effectiveness of health justice partnerships through knowledge and its translation, building capability and driving systems change.
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