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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.

Local Support Coordinator

The Local Support Coordinator provides co-ordinated response and proactive outreach to women experiencing family violence in the Murchison region for a period of up to 18 months. Assistance for people in Carnarvon is available during 6 weekly visits to homes for issues including:

  • Risk assessment and safety planning;
  • Safety audits;
  • Applying for a family violence restraining order;
  • Court support;
  • Referrals to housing, financial, legal or other organisations.
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Community Information and Referral Centre

The Community Information and Referral Centre provides clients seeking assistance with financial counselling, emergency relief, family law, housing and associated problems. Frequently this service is provided by the Managing Director of CFSS WA LTD and refers clients that are still suffering from the impacts of domestic/or family violence or sexual abuse to the Community Counsellor. Services work with individuals and families one-on-one or in groups and support then to connect with community support networks and other resources within their communities.
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Victim Support and Child Witness Service

The Victim Support and Child Witness Service provides both the Victim Support Service and the Child Witness Service and is situated in regional Magistrates Court of Western Australia locations. The Victim support and Child Witness Service provides a voluntary and free service assisting:

  • Victims of crime;
  • Secondary victims of crime related death; and
  • Children under the age of 18 years of age who are to give evidence.
Services available include:
  • Counselling and support;
  • Accessing services such as counselling, legal, medical and other relevant services;
  • Information on the status of police investigations;
  • Information about ongoing court matters and preparing for court and in court support;
  • Preparing a child for giving evidence in court and providing in court support;
  • Help to write a victim impact statement;
  • Help with enquiries about your rights in the criminal justice system, including criminal injuries compensation claims.
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Circle Green Community Legal Centre

Circle Green is a community legal centre in Western Australia providing state-wide specialist legal services in employment, residential tenancy law, family and domestic violence, and migration services aimed at assisting people who are otherwise disadvantaged in their access to legal services.
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Department of Attorney General

Department of Attorney General helps to deliver a supportive and accessible family law system as well as advises on policies and laws to help people enjoy a life where their rights are respected and protected.

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Young & Young Lawyers

Young & Young Lawyers can assist you with all matters relating to separation, divorce, children and property. 
 
Family Law
Parenting disputes, property settlements, de facto matters, consent agreements, divorce, spousal maintenance and child support.
 
Criminal Law
All serious and minor criminal offences, traffic offences, restraining orders, bail applications,  trials and appeals.
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Women’s Legal Service WA

The Women’s Legal Service WA is a free community legal centre providing legal advice, support and advocacy to WA women experiencing disadvantage. They can assist women with:

  • Family law (parenting related matters, divorce and some property settlement matters through their Legal Clinic)
  • Family violence (identifying and responding to family violence and restraining order matters)
  • Protection and care (matters involving the Department of Communities Child Protection and Family Support Division)
  • Criminal injuries compensation (where it relates to family violence, assault or sexual assault).
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Wheatbelt Community Legal Centre

Wheatbelt Community Legal Centre can assist you in providing advice, information and assistance in:

  • gaining a better understanding of the legal process involved in divorce and separation;
  • making arrangements for children following a separation ;
  • receiving advice about finances after a separation;
  • speaking to someone regarding mediation or family dispute resolution;
  • options you may have to resolve your matter without going to court. The Centre can provide you with advice and assistance regarding;
  • the process of a FVRO application;
  • how to make an initial application and affidavit and assess the likelihood of being granted an FVRO
  • options to settle the matter through negotiations with the respondent (person bound) such as Conduct Agreement Orders
  • how to maintain you and your children’s safety from family and domestic violence;
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Victim Support Service and Child Witness Service Derby

The Victim Support Service provides free, confidential counselling and support services for all victims of crime. These services are provided by professional counsellors and trained volunteers. Services available to victims of crime include:

  • Counselling and Support
  • Providing information and referrals to other support services
  • Helping victims write a victim impact statement
  • Preparing and supporting victims during a court case
  • Helping victims obtain information on the status of police investigations
  • Providing support when making an application for a restraining order
  • Providing information about criminal injuries compensation
  • Helping victims understand their rights within the criminal justice system
  • Providing information on the status of convicted offenders in WA, through the Victim Notification Register

The Child Witness Service is a voluntary and free service available to children under 18 years of age who are to give evidence to a court. Trained staff can assist with:

  • Accessing services such as counselling, police, legal, medical and other relevant services
  • Working with the WA Police and the Director of Public Prosecutions and providing the child with up to date information as a matter progresses through the court system
  • Preparing a child for giving evidence in court and providing in court support
  • Helping a child to prepare a victim impact statement.
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Victim Support Service

The Victim Support Service provides free, confidential counselling and support services for all victims of crime. These services are provided by professional counsellors and trained volunteers. Services available to victims of crime include:

  • Counselling and Support
  • Providing information and referrals to other support services
  • Helping victims write a victim impact statement
  • Preparing and supporting victims during a court case
  • Helping victims obtain information on the status of police investigations
  • Providing support when making an application for a restraining order
  • Providing information about criminal injuries compensation
  • Helping victims understand their rights within the criminal justice system
  • Providing information on the status of convicted offenders in WA, through the Victim Notification Register
 
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