Central Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Unit (CAAFLU) - Tennant Creek

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Opening Hours

Monday8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday8:30 am - 5:00 pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

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
  • advocacy
  • information
  • referrals
  • support

CAAFLU’s Legal Services

Family violence and Sexual Assault

  • Advice and court representation with domestic violence order (DVO) applications including variations and extensions
  • Assist victims in talking with police and understanding the court process
  • Assist victims in monitoring offender’s criminal proceedings and DVO breaches
  • Victims register applications

Victims of Crime Compensation

  • Applications including increase and review applications for compensation

Child Protection

  • Advice and legal representation to parents and/or extended family about their rights in relation to children
  • Care plan meetings
  • Negotiate with Territory Families in relation to contact
  • Family placement, kinship carers and reunification

Family law/Parenting Matters (only where family violence exists)

  • Representation and advice on parents and family rights in relation to children
  • Court representation
  • Representation at mediation and referrals

CAAFLU’s Support Services

General Client Support

  • Client referrals to and support in accessing other services including medical, counselling, accommodation, financial and other relevant services
  • Crisis intervention including liaison with police, medical, accommodation and financial services
  • Safety planning
  • Arrange and prioritize the use of interpreters
  • Cultural advising/brokering
  • Housing support though assisting with priority housing applications, support letters and gathering supporting documentation
  • Providing information to other local services about legal issues related to family violence and sexual assault

Community Legal Education

CAAFLU develops and delivers community legal education to government agencies, non-government organisations, schools and other community stakeholders.

Policy and Law Reform

CAAFLU contributes to relevant policy and law reform initiatives on both a state and federal level.

Organising and Engaging in Events both locally and nationally to raise awareness about family violence and to promote change in our community

 

 

Opening Hours

Monday8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday8:30 am - 5:00 pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed