family violence and personal safety

Artwork: RONE, Off Hoddle Street Service Road, Collingwood

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 (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

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.