Family Violence

Dancing in the streets!

On Saturday 12 November, Barwon Community Legal Service joined staff from Bethany Community Support, Diversitat, City of Greater Geelong and a bunch of young people to stop traffic in Geelong CBD between Market Square and Westfield Shopping Centres. The group surprised unassuming shoppers with a Flash Mob dance in the street that was aimed at […]

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Free information session for Community Workers

Mikala McIntyre (Lawyer and Family Violence Project Worker) and Dr Lee FitzRoy (Principal Social Worker) will provide an overview of the services we offer clients experiencing family violence and the impact of cross applications for Family Violence Intervention Orders. When: Thursday, 17 November 2016 from 10:00am to 12:00pm Where: Barwon Community Legal Service, Level 1, […]

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Flash Mob! Do you like to dance?

Would you and your friends like to be involved in a Flash Mob and help us raise awareness about respect and healthy relationships? All welcome! Various rehearsal locations or view the movie to practice when it suits you! Rehearsal location 1 – fOrT Youth Centre, Wed 4.45-5.45pm Final event will take place at a secret […]

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Geelong Elder Abuse Forum

Join us on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day for the third Geelong Elder Abuse Forum – Practical sessions on recognising Elder Abuse Guest speakers: Kathy Day, Karingal Gary Ferguson, Seniors Rights Victoria   When: 9.30am -11.30am, Wednesday 15 June 2016 Venue: Eastern Hub, 285A McKillop Street, Geelong East Light morning tea provided Organised by Barwon […]

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The Court Experience – Free Session for Community Workers

Popular collaborative event in Geelong We ended 2015 on a high with local community workers attending a sold out interactive and informative session – The Court Experience:  Family Violence, Intervention Orders and Victim’s Compensation. Barwon Community Legal Service teamed up with Geelong Law Courts, Minerva Community Services, Bethany Community Support, Barwon Centre Against Sexual Assault, […]

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Family Violence Law Reform

BCLS advocated for changes to the court system for family violence matters in regional Victoria and for more to be done towards prevention as part of our submission to the Royal Commission into Family Violence. In 2014 BCLS acted in over 500 family violence cases and has already provided assistance in over 200 family violence […]

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Huge Turnout for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Events

Most people have heard about Child Abuse, but what about Elder Abuse? Elder Abuse is any act which causes harm to an older person and is carried out by someone they know and trust, such as a family member or friend. Elder Abuse may be physical, social, financial, psychological or sexual and can include mistreatment […]

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