Legal Services Commission help for victims of Domestic and Family Violence
The Legal Services Commission has a service to assist victims of domestic violence, see the Domestic Violence Advice page on the LSC website.
In late 2015 the Legal Services Commission was granted funds to deliver a specialist domestic violence pilot program based in the Northern suburbs of Adelaide under the Federal government's Women’s Safety package.
The DV Unit has now been established in the Northern suburbs and operates collaboratively with the Lyell McEwin Hospital and the Northern Domestic Violence Service.
Victims Support Service
The Victim Support Service provides free and confidential help to adult victims of crime, witnesses, their family, and friends across South Australia.
Part of this service includes the Women’s Domestic Violence Court Assistance Service (WDVCAS) which was established in 2015. The service assists victims of domestic violence to navigate legal matters in relation to domestic violence, such as Intervention Orders.
Uniting Communities Communication Partner Service
Uniting Communities Communication Partner Service provides assistance to victims of domestic violence related crimes who also have complex communication needs.
Where a victim of domestic violence has a complex communication need and is required to provide a statement to police, or give evidence in court in relation to a criminal matter, the Communication Partner Service can assist in facilitating effective communication between the victim and criminal justice personnel, such as lawyers, police and judges.
The Communication Partner Service operates an on- call service line from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m, seven days a week. The Communication Partner Service can be contacted by telephoning 1800 615 677 or by visiting the Uniting Communities Communication Partner website.
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