Domestic violence – supporting women victimsadmin2020-07-16T00:48:49+00:00
Cumberland Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service
Cumberland WDVCAS provides women and their children who experience domestic and family violence (DFV) with information, advocacy and safety planning where appropriate. We provide referrals to services including housing, counselling, financial assistance or health services.
Cumberland WDVCAS is also able to refer clients for legal support with their local CLC or the solicitors from the Domestic Violence Duty Scheme at Parramatta Local Court ADVO list day (Tuesdays) and the Domestic Violence Unit at Burwood and Fairfield Local Courts on their ADVO list days.
This allows women to get free legal advice on matters including Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVOs), financial advice, family law, immigration and other issues. Cumberland WDVCAS is now operating with two Local Coordination Points that includes a Safety Action Meeting.
Cumberland WDVCAS advocates for victims of DFV within the boundaries of Police Area Commands (PAC) for Parramatta, Cumberland, The Hills and Auburn. They provide court support at Parramatta, Burwood and Fairfield Local Courts for ADVO matters.
Family Advocacy Support Service
Cumberland WDVCAS also support women who experienced DFV at the Parramatta Family Circuit Court as the Family Advocacy Support Service 1 (FASS1) providing social support in the form of referrals, advocacy and safety plans.
Cumberland Women’s Domestic Violence Advocacy Service