Anglicare NT – OutCARE (Men’s Pre & Post Release Supported Accommodation Program)
OutCARE provides accommodation (share houses) and supports people leaving prison to rebuild their lives, reconnect with family and work towards a positive future. This includes helping with immediate practical needs on release, linking with employment, training and community supports and exploring longer term goals.
Anglicare NT – Resolve Family Dispute Resolution (Mediation)
Our accredited Family Dispute Resolution practitioners assist separating couples work through issues such as living arrangements for their children and property settlements. Impartial practitioners provide mediation to help both parties reach an agreement. Family Dispute Resolution is a voluntary process. It is non-adversarial,confidential and inexpensive compared to the Family Court system and can produce quicker results. Child-inclusive sessions may be recommended to ensure the voice of children can be heard – these seesions are conducted by specially trained Child Consultants. *We use a sliding scale to set fees. Let us know if you are experiencing financial difficulties or are on a low income. No-one is excluded. Fees will be negotiated at your first appointment.
BushMob was developed to help young people in the Northern Territory aged 12-25 who are experiencing issues with alcohol, drugs and sniffing.
BushMob operates a 20 bed residential facility as well as providing outreach and support to young people and families.
BushMob runs a residential program in Alice Springs for young people wanting to get their lives back on track without alcohol, drugs or sniffing. The program allows each participant the option of a support person who can stay with them for a few days when they begin the program. The program requires the participants to undertake alcohol and other drug assessments, receive medical checkups and receive counselling. The BushMob residential program is a very unique program, tailored to meet the needs of young people living in Central Australia.
Outreach Bush Adventure Therapy Program
An early intervention program providing weekly, overnight & two-week adventure bush trips & camps for groups of 8 to 30 young people 12 to 25 years old. The programs focus on preventing youth homelessness; drug, alcohol & sniffing misuse; and disconnection of young people from their schools, families & communities. Program areas include skills development, self-discovery, counselling, team work, bush walking, swimming, rock climbing, caving, camel or horse treks, four-wheel driving, cooking & mechanics.
Outreach Intensive Support Programs for Young People
Support programs are provided for disadvantaged youngpeople 12 to 25 years old who are at risk of engaging in the misuse of alcohol, drugs or sniffing substances.Support available includes 24-hour care in residentialaccommodation, case management, counselling, briefintervention, life-skills development and education & training programs. After-hours telephone 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.
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: [email protected]
CatholicCare NT – Elders Visiting Program
The Elders Visiting Program provides Elders the opportunity to participate in a prisoner’s preparation for release. Elders and community members can participate in mediated discussions with offenders in preparation for their release and return to community.
We help Elders to engage with community members and stakeholders. We help to facilitate conversations with community members and offenders that allow them to reach a decision.
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
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.
Darwin Community Legal Service
DCLS is a free, confidential service. We assist disadvantaged members of the community to protect their legal rights. We work towards a community where everyone has access to legal advice and support. We seek to challenge unjust laws and procedures, and to ensure that people are aware of their legal rights.
General Legal Service
The General Legal Service can provide free legal information and advice on most non-criminal matters including:
- credit and debt
- social security (Centrelink) rights
Tenants’ Advice Service
Provides information, advice, advocacy and support for tenants on all tenancy and related legal issues.
The TAS works to:
- Advise you on problems you are having with your landlord or real estate agent.
- Negotiate and advocate on your behalf with your landlord or real estate agent.
- Assist you with advice, documentation and in some cases representation before the Norther Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NTCAT).
- Talk to your community group or organisation about tenants’ rights
- Undertake activities to improve legislation and policies for residential tenants in the Northern Territory
Seniors and Disability Rights Service
The Seniors and Disability Rights Service is based in Darwin and regularly visits Katherine, Nhulunbuy and other locations across the Top End of the NT as required.
The Seniors and Disability Rights Service assists older people or people with disabilities and their representatives who:
- want to know about their rights and how to obtain them
- receive Commonwealth funded aged care services in residential facilities
We also provide:
- community awareness and education activities
- systemic advocacy, policy and law reform work
- NDIS planning and appeals support
- information, education and referrals through our Elder Abuse Information Line (1800 037 072)
Department of Territory Families, Housing and Communities – Northern Territory Child Protection
If you believe a child is being or has been harmed or exploited you must report your concerns. This is a legal responsibility under the Care and Protection of Children Act and is called mandatory reporting.
Environmental Defenders Office Ltd
A community-based legal service practising in planning and environmental law and providing legal advice & advocacy on public-interest planning & environmental law for individuals and groups. The service also provides education for community groups and engages in law reform.
- Child Protection
- Community Education & Engagement
- Crime & Victims Counselling
- Domestic Violence Legal Services
- Employment Support
- Family Dispute Resolution
- Immigration & Visa Support
- Indigenous Legal Services
- Legal Advocacy
- Legal Assistance
- Senior & Disability Rights
- Tenancy Advice
- Victims of Crime
- Women’s Legal Services
- Youth Diversion