family violence and personal safety

Artwork: RONE, Off Hoddle Street Service Road, Collingwood

About these 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 (External link)

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
  • Counselling
  • Mental health support
  • Victims' assistance
  • Legal information and referrals

Other services


Legal help

Wraparound support

We wrap our treatment and support services around our clients. That is, our treatment and support services ensure you get the right help from the right service, and as many or as few services are you need.  

You may also encounter our Neighbourhood Justice Officer, who is the link between the court, services, the client, and the community, and provides more intensive support interventions as well as referrals to other services.

Other people you may encounter  are the Salvation Army Officer and Court Network volunteers, all of whom provide support before, during and after court.