A youth solicitor from South West Brisbane Community Legal Centre recently represented Rose who is17-year-old and was in a relationship with a 29-year-old man.
Her partner was verbally and emotionally abusive, and used threats to self-harm as a means of control.
The youth solicitor assisted Rose to lodge an application for a domestic violence order, which was granted by the court. Rose also received advice and advocacy from South West Brisbane Community Legal Centre in relation to family law, criminal matters and child protection both as a parent and a subject child.
Rose has benefited from consistent and appropriate legal help and has now achieved a measure of stability, protection from family violence and employment with a local business.
*Not her real name.