Free

Family Violence Community Information Session - Magistrates Court

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Gateway Health

45-47 MacKay St, Wangaratta

Australia

View Map

Friends Who Are Going
Event description

Description

A series of 10 information sessions to educate and engage community members about the services provided within the family violence sector in Ovens Murray. Each session is held over breakfast time on the last wednesday of the month. This session focusses on family violence in a courts context.

If you believe yourself or a family member or friend may be experiencing family violence a registrar at your local court can give process or procedural advice regarding the intervention order court process.

An individual can visit any Magistrates Court within the state of Victoria and initiate intervention order proceedings if they believe the safety of themselves, their children or property is at risk as a result of a family member’s behaviour. A registrar can assess a person’s applications and provide appropriate process and procedural advice in relation to the court proceedings going forward.

In 2014/2015, 12318 applications received through the Magistrates court of Victoria were self-initiated applications. People who have been experiencing family violence but for whatever reason have not had police involvement. The Royal Commission into Family Violence has made recommendations to address the increase of family violence within our community and our government have committed to funding the recommendations within the commission’s findings. With this we have already seen some changes take effect, including a most anticipated change to see all Family Violence Intervention Orders to be nationally recognised before the end of 2017.

This session is suitable for community members who wish to learn more about the services available in Ovens Murray for those experiencing or at risk of experiencing family violence.

For more information about this event contact Alison Maclean or Jasmine Isaacs at Women's Health Goulburn North East on 57223009

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Gateway Health

45-47 MacKay St, Wangaratta

Australia

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved