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Support and safety services
Our specialised family violence/personal safety services will help you before, during and after your court matter.
If you are in immediate danger call 000.
Intervention Order applications are also available online .
How we help
- Crisis accommodation referrals
- Assistance with Centrelink and other welfare benefits
- Safety at court
- Financially counselling services
- Women's specialist family violence support services
- Mental health support
- Victims' assistance
- Legal information and referrals
- WIRE (Women's Information and Resource Exchange). 1300134 130
- Women's services Berry Street family violence service. 9450 4700
- LGBTI Support QLife, 5.30pm to 10.30pm. 1800 184 527
- 24/7 counselling 1800Respect
- Salvation Army Crisis Service. 1800 627 727
- Men’s Line Australia. 1300 78 99 78
- Sexual Assault Crisis Line 24/7. 1800 806 292
- 24/7 crisis support Safe Steps / 1800 015 188
Wrap around care
We wrap our services around our clients.
This means you receive the right help from the right people, and get as many or as few services as you need.
Our family violence workers may be one of a number of people who'll be assisting you.
If you’re attending court, your lawyer will be your main referral pathway to services, but you may have conversations with a number of people, who’ll make sure you get the right help quickly.
Here are the people you may meet and who can provide you with information and referral pathways:
- Legal referrals: duty lawyers provides legal assistance for for accused/offenders
- Magistrate: presides over the NJC's Magistrates' Court and Children's Court
- Neighbourhood Justice Officer: the bridge between the court, services, and clients
- Court Network: a volunteer services that supports people going to court
- Salvation Army Chaplain: helps people before, during and after court.
- Walk-in: visit the NJC and we’ll assess your needs and refer as necessary.