Domestic, Family & Sexual Violence
Central Australian Women’s Legal Service
Central Australian Women’s Legal Service (CAWLS) delivers a holistic, culturally safe, trauma informed legal service for women. Our team can help with information about legal issues, legal advice and representation, referral to support services, community legal education and law reform advocacy.
Changing for Good-Virtual
The Changing for Good service provides a one to one telephone counselling service for men who want to maintain respectful relationships without using violence. The service aims to support and strengthen relationships with others and improve well being and increase participation in community life.
Darwin Aboriginal & Islander Women’s Shelter
DAIWS provides safe and culturally appropriate services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who are homeless or escaping family violence.
The services provided include support, referral, outreach and domestic violence crisis accommodation.
Counselling is available for Indigenous women and children. Support and referral are also provided for those experiencing domestic violence. After-hours contact is available.
Crisis accommodation is available for homeless Indigenous women & children and for those escaping domestic violence and sexual assault. After-hours contact is available.
Information & Support
Information, referral and support are available for Indigenous women and their children.
Support and referral are also provided for those experiencing domestic violence. After-hours contact is available.
Crisis accommodation is available for women with children experiencing or escaping domestic or family violence. Referral to specialist domestic violence counselling is offered. Twenty-four-hour telephone contact is available.
Domestic Violence Community Education Service
Provides training & resource support relating to domestic or family violence for government & non-government agencies. Dawn House participates in community development activities that work to reduce the incidence of domestic and family violence.
Domestic Violence Support
Provides outreach, assistance, information, advocacy, training, counselling, referral and support for women and children who have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence. A children’s support worker is available.
Twenty-four-hour telephone contact is available.
Domestic Violence Legal Service
The Domestic Violence Legal Service (DVLS) is a free legal service for persons who have experienced or are at risk of domestic or family violence in Darwin and the greater Darwin region.
We can provide legal advice and information on applying for a domestic violence order; Police domestic violence orders; changing, extending, or removing a domestic violence order; undertakings and warning letters.
For eligible clients we can provide legal representation and advocacy in domestic violence matters and can assist with referrals to other legal and support services.
DVLS also provide community legal education and law reform advocacy.
Katherine Women’s Information & Legal Service (KWILS)
Katherine Women’s Information & Legal Service (KWILS) is a not-for-profit Community Legal Centre based in Katherine, Northern Territory. We are a specialist women’s legal service providing all women, and those who identify as women, in Katherine and the Big Rivers Region access to free and professional legal and support services, with a particular focus on the reduction of domestic, family and sexual violence. We also provide community legal education and undertake advocacy and law reform work in areas that improve gender equity and address gendered violence.
KWILS aims to ensure that all women in the Katherine region have access to free legal advice and representation in the following areas:
- Domestic, Family and Personal Violence
- Child protection
- Family Law
- Discrimination (age, sex, race, gender etc)
- Employment (including sexual harassment)
- Government complaints (including the conduct of Police, Corrections & Education)
- Health Care Complaints Commission (including the conduct of Health Care, Aged Care and Disability Care Providers)
- Coronial Inquests
- Tenancy Law (public and private tenancies)
- Social Security/Centrelink
- Consumer law (Credit & Debts)
- Victims of Crime and Motor Accidents Compensation
Melaleuca Refugee Centre Torture & Trauma Survivor’s Service of the Northern Territory – Counselling and Support Services
This program was developed by the Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma, to support survivors of torture and trauma by providing specialised services to improve their emotional and mental wellbeing.
The Program is open to permanently resettled refugees and humanitarian entrants and those on temporary substantive visas living in the community, who are experiencing psychological or psychosocial difficulties related to their experience before coming to Australia.
It offers a safe, professional and nurturing environment for clients to discuss their pain, deal with their grief and address their fears. Ultimately, the Program’s goal is to help clients to heal, with a focus on counselling.