Domestic, Family & Sexual Violence

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    Anglicare NT – headspace Katherine (Primary)

    headspace Katherine is a free and confidential service that can help young people aged 12 to 25 with their mental health and wellbeing. headspace Darwin provides assistance in four key areas: Mental Health,Physical and Sexual Health,Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) and Vocational Support. Regular outreach visits occur in specific remote communities within the region. Clinical services are provided by registered allied health practitioners,which include private providers who deliver services under Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS) and Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS).

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    Borroloola Safe House

    Women’s Refuge Accommodation Crisis accommodation is available for women and theirchildren who are experiencing domestic violence. Twenty-four-hour contact is available. As an independent, membership-driven, not-for-profit association, we work with our members to support and strengthen AOD service delivery for people who experience harmful substance use in the NT. Our mission is to build and maintain a strong, sustainable and culturally diverse Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) sector that works together to reduce alcohol and other drug related harm across the Northern Territory.

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    CatholicCare – Safe Houses

    CatholicCare NT provides Safe Houses for women and children who are at immediate risk of harm because of family violence.

    How we help

    Our Safe Houses provide an immediate safe place for people escaping family violence. We help families reduce the effects of violence through counselling and support. Our support workers encourage peaceful and non-harmful solutions.

    We know that there are many contributing factors to family violence, so we provide referrals to other services including AOD and family support programs.

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    CatholicCare NT – Children and Youth Counselling

    Our counselling service is for young people who have experienced family violence or trauma. Counselling focuses on strengths and family relationships.

    How we help

    Counselling sessions are delivered in flexible locations based on the client’s needs. Our counsellors use a range of approaches and tools that are suitable for children and youth.

    Is there a cost?

    A sliding fee scale can apply. Fees can be waived if financial hardship.

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    CatholicCare NT – Crime Victims Counselling Service

    Being a victim of crime can affect your mental health and wellbeing. The Crime Victims Counselling Service provides counselling and support for people affected by crime. We make sure victims have the resources and support they need to move on with their lives.
    We can help people who are the victim of a crime or who witness a crime. We can also help relatives and close friends of a victim.
    Our counselling service is tailored to the needs of each client. Clients are entitled to up to eight clinical counselling sessions. Counselling can be face-to-face, by telephone or in a group setting.
    We can assist with:
    • Information and advice about the legal process and your rights
    • Applications for compensation.
    • Referrals to other support services
    • Community education and training
    People can refer themselves to this program. Service providers (including GPs and agencies) can also make referrals.
    Call 1800 899 855 (free call) to make a referral.
    Email: CrimeVictims@catholiccarent.org.au

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    CatholicCare NT – Men’s Counselling

    Our Men’s counselling works with men who perpetrate violence against their partners in order to change their behaviour.

    How we help

    We provide counselling to support reflection on behaviour and values to support men to make different choices and live a non-abusive and non-violent life.

    What is the referral process?

    Individuals, family members and service providers can refer people to this program. Counselling may be helpful for men who are engaged in the Men’s Behaviour Change Program.

    Is there a cost?

    A fee can be charged according to a sliding scale. This fee may be waived at times of financial hardship.

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    CatholicCare NT – Mens Behaviour Change Program

    Our Men’s Behaviour Change Program is committed to ensuring the safety of women and children. This program addresses and aims to change the behaviour of men who perpetrate violence against their partners.

    How we help

    We provide a group work program that runs for 24 sessions. By working in a safe environment with skilled practitioners we can help individuals understand their behaviour, make different choices and live a non-abusive and non-violent life.

    What is the referral process?

    Individuals, family members and service providers including legal services, Corrections and others can refer people to this program.
    For referrals or enquiries email: MBCP@catholiccarent.org.au

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    CatholicCare NT – NO MORE

    NO MORE is an early intervention and prevention initiative that aims to decrease the incidence of family, domestic and sexual violence.

    NO MORE provides community information and education, group work and individual support to raise awareness and mobilise people and communities to decrease violence and increase women and children’s safety and wellbeing. We form strong collaborative relationships and work closely with sporting clubs, corrections, police and other community stakeholders to create agreements and domestic violence action plans that support non-abusive and non-violent behaviour.

    Individuals, family members and service providers can refer people to this program.

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    Central Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Unit (CAAFLU)

    CAAFLU provides culturally appropriate legal and support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have experienced or are experiencing domestic and family violence or sexual assault.

    • legal advice and representation
    • advocacy
    • information
    • referrals
    • support

    CAAFLU’s Legal Services

    Family violence and Sexual Assault

    • Advice and court representation with domestic violence order (DVO) applications including variations and extensions
    • Assist victims in talking with police and understanding the court process
    • Assist victims in monitoring offender’s criminal proceedings and DVO breaches
    • Victims register applications

    Victims of Crime Compensation

    • Applications including increase and review applications for compensation

    Child Protection

    • Advice and legal representation to parents and/or extended family about their rights in relation to children
    • Care plan meetings
    • Negotiate with Territory Families in relation to contact
    • Family placement, kinship carers and reunification

    Family law/Parenting Matters (only where family violence exists)

    • Representation and advice on parents and family rights in relation to children
    • Court representation
    • Representation at mediation and referrals

    CAAFLU’s Support Services

    General Client Support

    • Client referrals to and support in accessing other services including medical, counselling, accommodation, financial and other relevant services
    • Crisis intervention including liaison with police, medical, accommodation and financial services
    • Safety planning
    • Arrange and prioritize the use of interpreters
    • Cultural advising/brokering
    • Housing support though assisting with priority housing applications, support letters and gathering supporting documentation
    • Providing information to other local services about legal issues related to family violence and sexual assault

    Community Legal Education

    CAAFLU develops and delivers community legal education to government agencies, non-government organisations, schools and other community stakeholders.

    Policy and Law Reform

    CAAFLU contributes to relevant policy and law reform initiatives on both a state and federal level.

    Organising and Engaging in Events both locally and nationally to raise awareness about family violence and to promote change in our community

     

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