Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention Legal Service - Albany
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Family Violence Prevention Legal Service, Southern Aboriginal Corporation – Albany
Do you have a strong interest in working closely with Aboriginal people? Do you have an good understanding of family and domestic violence? Please consider this placement.
About this Legal Assistance Service (LAS):
This Family Violence Prevention Legal Service in Albany is funded by the Prime Minister and Cabinet. This service is provided through the Indigenous owned Southern Aboriginal Corporation. Our team provide free legal, counselling and educational services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders victims/survivors of family and domestic violence, including sexual assault, in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia.
FVLPS is staffed by a Manager, two Solicitors, two Counsellors, an Education officer and an Administration Officer/Paralegal. Together, we service all major towns of the Great Southern Region, including Albany, Denmark, Mt Barker, Cranbrook, Kojonup, Katanning, Gnowangerup, and Jerramunup. We have an outreach office in Katanning.
The legal assistance offered by FVPLS includes advice and representation in the following areas:
· Family Law
· Violence Restraining Orders (VRO’s)
· Criminal Injuries Compensation
· Advocacy with the department of children protection,
· Representation in protection and care matters
FVPLS also provides community legal education and counselling services around Family violence and/or sexual assault
About the Great Southern Region:
The Great Southern Region of Western Australia consists of a land area of some 39 000 square kilometres. It is home to a diverse population of around 54 000 people. Stretching 200 kilometres inland from the Southern Ocean, the region encompasses pristine stretches of rocky coastline, wide expanses of farming land traversed by long winding rivers, with pockets of luscious rainforests and national parks. We live in a beautiful part of the world.
Our local Indigenous population, the Noongar people, have occupied the region for thousands years. European settlement began in 1826 with the establishment of a temporary British military base in Albany, which is the oldest European settlement in Western Australia.
The economy is based heavily on agriculture and livestock industries, consisting of broad acre cropping, wool, and timber. The region is home to a vibrant viticulture industry producing 37 per cent of the state’s grape production.
Telephone: (08) 9842 7751
Address: 22-26 Locke St, Orana Western Australia 6330
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