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Family Violence Applicant Practitioner

Court Services Victoria
  • Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court
  • Specialist Family Violence Role – Ongoing
  • VPS Grade 4

About us

The Magistrates’ Court of Victoria (MCV) is a jurisdiction within the Court Services Victoria statutory authority, and has a long history of providing justice for the people of Victoria in metropolitan and regional courts across the state.

The Court determines in excess of 300,000 cases per annum at 51 venues, equating to approximately 90 per cent of all cases that come before Victorian courts each year. The Court aims to be an innovative, accessible and responsive court that provides quality services to the Victorian community.

About the role

The Family Violence Applicant Practitioner forms part of a team within the family violence jurisdiction of the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria, comprising of the Family Violence Registrar and the Family Violence Respondent Practitioner. The role of this team is to enhance the safety of women and children who attend at Court experiencing family violence, and hold perpetrators of family violence accountable for their actions.

The Family Violence Applicant Practitioner will provide non-legal information and support at the court premises to persons who have experienced family violence, assess their immediate safety risks, develop safety plans, and refer to appropriate agencies within the community for ongoing support, counselling and longer-term safety planning. 

The Family Violence Applicant Practitioner will also work with the other court registrars, police prosecutors, lawyers and court support services at the court premises, will liaise with community-based support services, and may be required to provide information to magistrates in a courtroom. They will establish and maintain relationships with community agencies and support services so effective referrals are made to ensure the safety of family violence applicants.

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