Women's Domestic Violence
Court Advocacy Service
before, during and after court for women
with ADVO matters.
Domestic Violence describes a situation where one partner in a relationship is using violent and/or intimidatory tactics to control and dominate the other partner. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics it is estimated that 23% of women who are married or in de facto relationships experience violence by their partner.
The South Coast WDVCAS is a service that provides help to women experiencing domestic violence. The aim of the service is to encourage and assist women who are victims of domestic violence to use the justice system to protect them and their families from further violence.
The service assists women with ADVOs, safety, explaining the court process, after court support and help with the police.
Support workers from the South Coast Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service discuss with women their needs and options, provide information about Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders or "ADVOs" and make sure women are aware of the processes of the local court.
The Service can organise a legal representative for women if they do not have one, go with women to court to offer emotional support and assist in making the ADVO meet the needs of the woman.
Where a woman needs the services of another community organisation or service, referrals can be made. It is advisable for women to contact the South Coast Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service before their day in court so they can get as much information and support as they need.
LIFE LINE 131 114
1800 656 463
Ph: 02 4478 2683 or 0458 921 000
(supporting women at court in Bega, Eden, Bombala and Narooma)
Phone 02 4478 2683
(supporting women at court in Bateman's Bay, Moruya, Narooma)
Phone 4476 5416 or 0458 921000
If workers are unavailable, they may be at court, so please leave a message so we can return your call.