Safety First in Family Law
A campaign to improve safety in family law
Safety First in Family Law is a 5 step program to improve responsiveness to family violence in the family law system.
Step 2 – Reduce trauma and support those who are most at risk of future violence and death
Step 3 – Intervene early and provide effective legal help for the most disadvantaged, including by adequately funding Community Legal Centres, Family Violence Prevention Legal Services, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services and Legal Aid
Step 4 – Support women and children to financially recover from domestic violence
Step 5 – Strengthen the understanding of all family law professionals on domestic violence and trauma
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This is a campaign of Women’s Legal Services Australia, a network of community legal centres based in every state and territory, working at the coal face with women and children who have experienced domestic violence.