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Below is a list of legal support services, including community legal centres, low cost or free legal advice and support, victim support services and private law firms specialising in family and domestic violence and/or family law. If you cannot find local legal  support services for your area, there is a list of state and national legal support services at the bottom of this page.

Kimberley Community Legal Services

KCLS is an independent, not-for-profit community legal service. We provide free legal, financial counselling and tenancy services to financially disadvantaged people in the Kimberley.

KCLS is the largest remotely located civil law service in Australia, and 84 per cent of our clients are Aboriginal.

We operate across Western Australia’s Kimberley region from our offices in Kununurra and Broome, servicing urban and remote towns and communities.

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Legal Aid – Katanning

Legal Aid WA offers free or low-cost legal services to the community. They can help with questions about the law, going to court, or advice on a legal problem.
If there is trouble getting help because of a disability, language barriers, or  location, they will do their best to help access their services.
Legal Aid WA’s Great Southern Regional Office provides duty lawyers for Magistrates Court and Children’s Court circuits in Katanning. 
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Victim Support Service

Is a voluntary and free service available to victims of crime.

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Aboriginal Legal Service of WA Broome

The Aboriginal Legal Service of WA Limited (ALSWA) is a not for profit organisation which provides legal representation and support services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in Western Australia.
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Pilbara Community Legal Service – Domestic Violence Advocacy and Victim Support Service Karratha

DVAVSS provides information, support, referrals and assistance in a secure and confidential setting where you are safe to tell your story. The service acts as an important tool to help overcome trauma, recover and rebuild life after abuse. DVAVSS provides assistance with:
 
• Providing information to clients about their rights, options, and the community resources available for them
• Safety planning- various strategies are discussed so a client can decide for themselves what strategies to use to reduce their future risk of abuse
• Violence Restraining Order applications
• Encouragement, empathy and respect with a non-judgmental approach and culturally sensitive support.
• Informal counselling can be through crisis intervention or casual conversation.
 
DVAVSS works closely with WA Police, Child Protection and Family Support, Family and Domestic Violence Response Team, Women’s Refuge, Safe House and the DV Lawyer at PCLS. By building a good relationship with other services, DVAVSS is able to provide a client centred service and address client needs by referring them for appropriate support.
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Legal Aid WA

Legal Aid WA offers free or low-cost legal services to the community. If their clients have trouble getting help because of a disability, language barriers, or location, Legal Aid WA has available support to assist them.
Legal Aid WA provides a wide range of services including: civil law, criminal law, family law and community legal education
Family law and children’s matters services:
• Legal representation by lawyers for children and young people in the Family Court and in the Children’s Court
• Legal representation by lawyers in the Family Court, in child protection proceedings in the Children’s Court, and in defended hearings for family violence restraining orders in the Magistrates’ Court
• Dispute resolution services within family law and child protection proceedings
• Assistance to both carers of children and those who have to pay child support, needing legal advice or representation with criminal charges, who have been arrested as a suspect by police or wanting help with an appeal against conviction or sentence
 
Virtual office: virtual.office@legalaid.wa.gov.au
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Child Witness Service Kununurra

The Child Witness Service helps children and young people under 18 years of age who may need to give evidence in court. The children involved can be victims or witnesses to any criminal charge, in any court.
The Child Witness Service provides practical information and helps children and young people emotionally prepare for court. Support is provided on an individual basis. Evidence is never discussed.
The Child Witness Service does not provide counselling. However, referrals can be made to appropriate agencies when additional support is required.
The Child Witness Service aims to:
reduce trauma for children giving evidence in court by appropriate preparation and support.
Undertake assessments of a child’s needs in relation to giving evidence and advocate for the child to receive their entitlements under the legislation.
work with the WA Police Force and the Director of Public Prosecutions to ensure a child witness and their family are kept fully informed about the progress of a case through the courts
help a child witness prepare a victim impact statement, even if the child is not required to give evidence
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Delancy Family Law

Delancy Family Law are a private law firm specialising in family law including: Children’s issues
Where children live and who they spend time with
Child support
Relocation with children
Parenting Plans
Child abuse or threat of abuse
Other ways we can help
Family Violence and Intervention Orders
Property and Financial matters
Binding Financial Agreements
Application for Divorce
Mediation
Together with their partner professionals, they also offer:
Accounting and Taxation advice
Financial planning
Counselling
 
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Southern Aboriginal Corporation – Family Violence Prevention Service (FVPLS)

Southern Aboriginal Corporation works collaboratively with other service providers to deliver culturally appropriate free, accessible, equitable, efficient and effective legal assistance casework, counselling and court support to Aboriginal adults and children who are victims/survivors of family violence, including sexual assault/abuse, or who are at immediate risk of such violence. This also includes provision of advocacy, community legal education and early intervention and prevention activities.
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Aboriginal Family Legal Services – Kununurra

The AFLS provides legal and community education services for all Aboriginal people who have experienced family and domestic violence or sexual assault, including men, women and children.
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