The NSW Police Force recently developed several information sheets to assist victims of domestic violence and defendants with their journey through the criminal justice system.
The information sheets are available on the NSW Police Force website at www.police.nsw.gov.au/crime/domestic_and_family_violence/domestic_violence_fact_sheets_and_documents
The sheets cover topics including: general domestic violence information, property recovery orders, domestic violence charges, AVOs and giving evidence in the local court.
Police are encouraged to give them to victims prior to court. You may also find the information useful for your clients.
If reading this article has caused you concern, below are some resources where you can find support.
Domestic Violence Line 1800 656 463 if you are experiencing domestic or family violence (24/7).
Child Protection Helpline 132 111 if you are a child who needs help or you are concerned a child has been / is at risk of being abused (24/7).
MensLine 1300 789 978 if you are a man with family or relationship concerns (24/7).
1800 RESPECT 1800 737 732 for free counselling and support (24/7).