Family Support & Legal Team
Part of the broader Strengthening Families Team, the Family Support and Legal Team aims to provide intensive family support and therapeutic services and/or practical legal support for Aboriginal victim-survivors of family, domestic, or sexual violence (FDSV).
The team provides community legal education and support that focuses on primary prevention and early intervention activities, addressing the prevalence of FDSV in communities and providing psychoeducation to support informed decision making around family violence related concerns. We work with women and communities to find solutions to effectively address the impact and challenges experienced by women and children who have been impacted by violence.
Marninwarntikura Women’s Resource Centre employs the only practicing solicitor on the ground in the Fitzroy Valley. Our solicitor can provide legal support to Aboriginal people impacted by family, domestic and sexual violence, and prioritises working with women from the community.
The areas of law that we can provide legal support on include: