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Family Violence Prevention Legal Service

The Many Rivers Family Violence Prevention & Legal Service has been operating in the Mid North Coast since 1998. It is funded by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy.

The service provides culturally focused services aimed at providing legal advice and representation and continuing to support victims of family violence and sexual assault through the court system.

History

The Many Rivers Family Violence & Legal Service has been operating in Kempsey since 1998. It was the first such office in Australia and to date there are 31 Family Violence Prevention & Legal Service offices around Australia and are funded by the Attorney General's Department.

Services

  • Go to court with you
  • Help you get Court Orders (AVO's) to protect you and your children
  • Tell you about other services you may need e.g. Housing, Centrelink, Medical etc and help you contact those services
  • Tell you about your right to claim Victims Compensation and hold frequent community education workshops
  • Offer/refer to family mediation when appropriate

Who Can Use the Service

  • Victims of family violence & sexual assault
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women & children
  • Non-Aboriginal women with Aboriginal children
  • Aboriginal men who are victims of violence

Visit the Many Rivers Family Violence Prevention & Legal Service for more information

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Offices

Grafton NSW

18-26 Victoria St. Grafton 2460
Tel: (02) 6642 8677
Fax: (02) 6642 1195
Mailing: PO Box 1676,
Grafton NSW 2460

Coffs Harbour NSW

112 Grafton St. Coffs Harbour 2450
Tel: 02 6651 1177

Kempsey NSW

39 Elbow St. West Kempsey 2440
Tel:02 6562 5856

Corindi Beach, NSW

170 Red Rock Road, Corindi Beach, 2456

(02) 66407100

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Programs

  • Family Violence Prevention Legal Service
  • Indigenous Childrens Program
  • Indigenous Community Links Service
  • Clarence Valley Aboriginla Healing Service
  • Specialist Homelessness Service, Clarence Valley Indigenous
  • Training Services