Aboriginal Family Legal Service WA
Aboriginal Family Legal Service WA is an independent, specialist Family Violence service provider operating under the Family Violence Prevention Legal Service program and funded by the National Indigenous Australians Agency. The FVPLS program provides specialist legal services in family violence matters and aims to ‘prevent, reduce and respond to incidents of family violence and sexual assault among Aboriginal people’.
AFLS Services are delivered in six regions across Western Australia covering the West Kimberley, East
Kimberley, Gascoyne, Midwest, Goldfields, and the Pilbara regions. Offices are located in Broome, Carnarvon, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Kununurra, and Port Hedland. From these locations, outreach services extend to over 30 remote townships and Aboriginal communities. The corporate services office located in Perth provides strategic and management support to all regional offices including finance, human resources, administration, quality assurance, policy, IT support and compliance functions.
AFLS assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to live free from family violence and sexual assault. It does this by providing:
- Legal advice and representation in the areas of: o Domestic violence o Care and protection of children o Criminal injuries compensation o Family law.
Intensive case management for clients
- Information, support and referral services
- Early intervention programs and family violence prevention initiatives Community legal education
- Advocacy dedicated to law and policy reform.
AFLS is committed to being a leader in the provision of family violence legal services, non-legal support and education for Aboriginal people in Western Australia who have experienced, or who are experiencing, family and sexual violence.