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Domestic violence capacity building for Community Legal Centres

Domestic and family violence has devastating, long term and wide-ranging impacts on our clients. 

Community Legal Centres Queensland is pleased to announce this series of webinars, funded by the Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General through Victim Assist Queensland's Victim Services Building Capacity Program 2018-2019.  

Webinar presenters in this series are experts in their fields, and draw upon decades of experience in domestic violence and community organisations. We are also grateful for the guidance and support of our Domestic Violence Working Group for shaping this program, which will ultimately include a toolkit of resources, and establishment of a DV peer mentoring network within the community legal sector. 

The training program seeks to promote best practice when working with clients affected by domestic violence. It will provide practical tools, skills and strategies for staff and volunteers to enable early identification of DV, working appropriately with DV victims and relevant agencies, and protecting workers exposed to vicarious trauma.

Participation in the whole series should see CLC workers and volunteers complete all annual CPD points, including mandatory units. The program is aimed at generalist or early-career lawyers and other staff and volunteers without significant experience in the area, with a particular focus on workers in rural, regional and remote areas. More experienced practitioners, staff and volunteers will find it a useful refresher and a good collection of helpful resources.


Thank you to the Victims Assist Queensland and the Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General for supporting this series of webinars and our Domestic Violence Capacity Building Program for Community Legal Centres

Domestic violence capacity building for CLCs

Assisting respondents in domestic violence matters

Thursday, May 16, 2019
Working effectively with respondents is a key part of keeping aggrieved parties safe in domestic violence matters, ensuring the smooth operation of DV courts, and helping to effect change in t > more

Assisting LGBTIQ clients in domestic violence matters

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Kai Priestly and Renea Hart drew on their experience at the LGBTI Legal Service to present a 15 minute mini-webinar the effect of domestic viole > more

Webinar: Working with culturally diverse clients

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Brisbane's Refugee and Immigration Legal Service (RAILS) has assisted thousands of refugees and their families since 1980 and works intensively with cult > more

Identifying and triaging DV issues in CLCs

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Clients experiencing domestic violence may not always present to a community legal centre identifying this as their issue. > more

Webinar: Assisting young clients in DV matters

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Natasha Tanirau-Stanley (Nee Pettit), on maternity leave from her role as Principal Solicitor at Youth and Family Services Logan, presented this 30 minute > more

Webinar: Assisting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients in DV matters

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Cultural competency is critical to the providing effective services and minimising barriers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in need of legal services.   > more

Webinar: Assisting clients with disabilities

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Clients with disabilities who experience domestic violence are especially vulnerable, and need specialised assistance.  > more

Webinar: Responding to DV in the workplace

Friday, February 15, 2019
This webinar, which is relevant to everyone in a workplace, was presented by Kerriann Dear is from Basic Rights Queensland, a state-wide specialist communi > more

Webinar: Practical legal ethics & working together for DV clients

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Workers assisting clients experiencing domestic violence face daily challenges in providing wrap-around services by working with police, courts, other CLCs, and support services. > more

Webinar: Victim Assist and domestic violence

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Victims Assist Queensland, part of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General, provides information and advice for victims of crime, including assistance with reporting an incident, obtaining help and support, and obtaining financial compensation.  > more

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