• Aboriginal Family Law Services

    Helping prevent family violence for a safer community.

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    We encourage all Aboriginal people concerned about family violence to join our organisation.

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    Aboriginal people will not tolerate violence against our men, women and children.

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With the end of financial year fast approaching, consider donating to our Family Violence Prevention and Legal Services (FVPLS) organisations to help keep Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children safe from family violence.Violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children is a national crisis.Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women experience family violence at alarming and vastly disproportionate rates that continue to rise. Nationally, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are:

  • 32 times more likely to be hospitalised due to family violence; and
  • 10 times more likely to die due to assault.
Across Australia, the 14 FVPLS organisations that comprise the National Family Violence Prevention and Legal Services Forum (National FVPLS Forum) provide holistic, culturally-safe and specialist support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experiencing or at risk of family violence including:

  • frontline legal and non-legal support
  • outreach to women in prison
  • family violence early intervention and prevention programs
  • community education and cultural awareness
  • policy, advocacy and law reform
Nationally, over 95% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people accessing our FVPLS services are women and children. Despite the many challenges that COVID-19 has presented, FVPLSs have continued to provide crucial services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children to keep them safe from family violence. Your donation can make a big difference to the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children experiencing or at risk of family violence.

Support FVPLSs to keep making a difference

We thank you for supporting the work of FVPLSs and appreciate your ongoing support to #saveFVPLS. To donate, visit the webpages or directly contact via email below:

New South Wales

Binaal Billa Family Violence Prevention Legal Service www.binaalbilla.com.au
Many Rivers Family Violence Prevention Legal Service www.gurehlgam.com.au/mrfvpls/
Thiyama-li Family Violence Service Inc thiyamali.com.au
Warra-Warra Family Violence Prevention Legal Service  www.farwestclc.org.au

Northern Territory

Central Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Unit www.caaflu.com.au
North Australian Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service www.naafls.com.au
Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council Domestic and Family Violence Service www.npywc.org.au/what-we-do/domestic-and-family-violence/

Queensland

Aboriginal Family Legal Service Southern Queensland tabatha.young@aflssq.org.au
Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service www.qifvls.com.au

South Australia

Family Violence Legal Service Aboriginal Corporation www.fvlsac.org.au

Victoria

Djirra http://givenow.com.au/fvpls

Western Australia

Aboriginal Family Legal Services WA https://www.afls.org.au/
Marninwarnitkura Family Violence Prevention Unit WA mwrc.com.au/pages/legal-services#
Southern Aboriginal Corporation Family Violence Prevention Legal Service www.sacorp.com.au/fvpls

Help stop the spread of COVID-19

We can’t see COVID-19 but it effects everybody.

We are still providing legal services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander survivors of domestic, family and sexual violence in regional Western Australia amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But our procedures have changed to keep everyone healthy and safe.
From Monday 18 May our Doors will be open for face to face appointments.

Welcome

We support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander survivors of family and sexual violence through community education, early intervention and legal advocacy.

Services

We provide legal and support services for all Aboriginal people who have experienced family violence or sexual assault.

Family Law

We can assist people with their family law matters when there are children involved. We represent clients in the Family Court WA, and help clients work out parenting agreements. We focus on what is best for the children.

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Child Protection

We assist people dealing with the Department of Child Protection and Family Support in childcare and protection matters. We can help you to talk to the Department about children remaining safely in your care.

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Criminal Injury Compensation

Eligibility advice for criminal injuries compensation, including for injuries, medical expenses and lost income. We assist with applications, and helping to obtain documents such as medical reports.

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Family Violence Restraining Orders

We help people who have been hurt by partners or family members. We can assist in applications for Family Violence Restraining Orders (FVROs) and will apply to the Court for an interim restraining order.

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Non-Legal Support

We provide non-legal support and case management in the form of community education and engagement, crisis intervention and client referrals. We can advocate for clients, and help in safety planning for families.

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Social Support

Our social workers provide culturally-safe and trauma-informed approaches. They help clients through the demands of their legal process, develop safety strategies, and build social and emotional wellbeing.

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“Thank you AFLS for your presentation to our nursing team. We continue to use your valuable resources and look forward to working with you again.”

ROBYN MACGREGORGOLDFIELDS MENTAL HEALTH INPATIENT SERVICE
Membership

Stronger Together

We encourage all Aboriginal people concerned about Family Violence to join our organisation. Our members are drawn from the six regions in which we operate, and also include Perth. You need to be at least 18 years of age to become a member.

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Campaign

Ochre Ribbon

Violence within Aboriginal communities against women, children and men has increased to alarming levels. The Ochre Ribbon Campaign highlights the need to stop this violence, and works to strengthen advances in prevention initiatives from other agencies and campaigns.

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AFLS response to Government plan to combat family & domestic violence in WA

Our Principal Legal Officer Stephanie Monck, a Kungarrakan and Warramungu woman reports on the Aboriginal Family Legal Services commitment to community education and the provision of assistance to report violence.

https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2020/12/11/it-can-lead-death-aboriginal-women-urged-report-strangulation-partners?fbclid=IwAR2JKA19gPRuEtkOz6E8qjDjWy0zrxr9kSBn9xvRvmCJGOyUuMYqQwkNFPQ

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AFLS response to Government plan to combat family & domestic violence in WA

Our Principal Legal Officer Stephanie Monck, a Kungarrakan and Warramungu woman reports on the Aboriginal Family Legal Services commitment to community education and the provision of assistance to report violence.

https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2020/12/11/it-can-lead-death-aboriginal-women-urged-report-strangulation-partners?fbclid=IwAR2JKA19gPRuEtkOz6E8qjDjWy0zrxr9kSBn9xvRvmCJGOyUuMYqQwkNFPQ

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