• 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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  • Ochre Ribbon Campaign

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

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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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Solicitor – Kalgoorlie

AFLS is sad to hear of the passing of the former Chief Judge of the Family Court of Western Australia Stephen Thackray.

Mr Thackray was a compassionate and well-regarded Judge who served with unwavering empathy.  He was a distinguished advocate respected by those who had the pleasure of working with him.

Mr Thackray strived to find solutions for families and endeavoured to make the judicial system accessible to our most vulnerable clients. Mr Thackray was instrumental in pushing the rights of Indigenous families and he pioneered the Djidji Nyitti project which brought the Court to the people in remote Western Australia.

AFLS had the pleasure of working closely with Mr Thackray in the implementation of the Djidji Nyitti project into which he poured his heart. Mr Thackray was generous with his time and knowledge and he happily shared his experiences with AFLS.

 

Mr Thackray will be deeply missed and AFLS offer our sincerest condolences to the family of the late Honourable Stephen Thackray

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Solicitor – Kalgoorlie

AFLS is sad to hear of the passing of the former Chief Judge of the Family Court of Western Australia Stephen Thackray.

Mr Thackray was a compassionate and well-regarded Judge who served with unwavering empathy.  He was a distinguished advocate respected by those who had the pleasure of working with him.

Mr Thackray strived to find solutions for families and endeavoured to make the judicial system accessible to our most vulnerable clients. Mr Thackray was instrumental in pushing the rights of Indigenous families and he pioneered the Djidji Nyitti project which brought the Court to the people in remote Western Australia.

AFLS had the pleasure of working closely with Mr Thackray in the implementation of the Djidji Nyitti project into which he poured his heart. Mr Thackray was generous with his time and knowledge and he happily shared his experiences with AFLS.

 

Mr Thackray will be deeply missed and AFLS offer our sincerest condolences to the family of the late Honourable Stephen Thackray

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