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9. Assisting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients in domestic violence matters

Cultural competency is critical to the providing effective services and minimising barriers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in need of legal services. When Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people deal with domestic violence, access to culturally appropriate services is important to achieve safe outcomes.

In this webinar, Angela Carroll, solicitor at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Legal Service (North Queensland), based in Townsville, discusses the challenges in providing effective assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients and communities and outline practical strategies to assist in day-to-day practice. Angela also canvases the support and services needed by clients who are responding to applications for domestic violence orders, as well as clients who are applicants and/or aggrieved parties, with a special focus on meeting clients’ needs in rural, regional and remote areas.   

You can view the webinar recording below:

This webinar is part of our Domestic Violence Capacity Building for Community Legal Centres program, recorded on 13 March 2019.

Webinar Date:
July 5, 2019
Downloads:

Factsheet 4 Part 2: Identified groups [pdf]

PDF icon Factsheet 4 Part 2: Identified groups [pdf]
This Factsheet outlines some tips and techniques from experts in working with people at risk of domestic violence, including young clients, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients, together with links to additional resources.