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Centacare Family and Relationship Services, Domestic Violence Assistance Program

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Centacare Family Relationship Services, Domestic Violence Assistance Program DVAP provides court-based support to people (predominately women) within the community who experience domestic and family violence and appear in Beenleigh  Magistrates Courts for  Domestic and Family Violence Court Mentions. The program is a specialist (no fee) service that provides:

  • help to complete an application for a Domestic Violence Protection Order or make changes to an existing order (variation) 
  • explain your and the other persons options, and the consequences of different options 
  • explain the court process and process for reporting breaches to Police
  • talk to the police prosecutor and court staff on your behalf
  • provide you with support and information in court and throughout the court process
  • help you with safety planning
  • refer you to relevant legal and community services appropriate for your situation
  • provide you with crisis and emotional support through the process.