Clients of MIDLAS are often surprised to discover the vast array of services that are available to assist them as victims of FDV. Not only can community legal services such as MIDLAS offer information, options and advice surrounding their legal situation, but can also offer clients Emergency Relief including food vouchers, smart riders and pharmacy vouchers. These provide much needed relief for victims who have fled an abusive relationship and are financially supporting themselves or their children. MIDLAS also organises referrals to other services such as refuges, counselling and the Police.  

The aim of Law Week is to offer the opportunity for the community to find out more about the law and our legal system. In the field of domestic violence, knowledge of the extent of available services is the key to empowering victims to leave a domestically violent relationship. With a greater awareness of available services in the community for victims of FDV, victims would feel more adequately equipped to confidentially leave an abusive relationship.

If you, a friend or a family member needs any information on the services that are out there to assist victims of FDV or need legal advice surrounding a situation, please do not hesitate to call MIDLAS on 9250 2123 to speak to a member of our Legal Service or make an appointment.

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