Domestic and Family Violence
Family law deals with marriage, divorce and relationships splitting up, including what happens to the children. In Australia, most family law issues are covered by the Family Law Act. The law doesn’t care whether you are married or not.
Child Care and Protection
Child protection is about keeping children safe and working out if a child is in need of care or protection.
An ADVO, or an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order, is a type of AVO that protects a person from someone who they are, or were, in a domestic relationship with. A domestic relationship means that the two parties were or are married, in a de facto relationship or an intimate personal relationship.
Victim Support Services
Victims Support describes the package of counselling services, financial support and recognition payment available to victims of violent crime in New South Wales through the Victims Rights and Support Act.