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Supporting our clients through challenges 

An update from our Domestic And Family Violence (DFV) Casework Team

March 25, 2024

Our Domestic Family Violence (DFV) Casework Services team has observed notable trends this quarter.

With living costs on the rise, more clients are presenting in financial crisis situations, struggling to cover even basic living costs. It also hinders their access to essential services due to travel and petrol expenses. Additionally, there has been a concerning increase in cases of technology abuse and misconceptions surrounding religious abuse and financial control.

Despite these challenges, our DFV Casework Teams at Justice Support Centre remain dedicated to providing tangible support to our clients. From safety planning and provision of buddy bags to providing shopping cards to purchase food, clothing, and other essential items, we ensure that individuals impacted by DFV receive comprehensive assistance tailored to their needs. Moreover, we actively advocate for clients’ needs with external agencies, such as housing providers, and provide referrals to appropriate support services such as psychological and financial counselling.

A highlight of the DFV Casework Services efforts this financial year underscores our commitment to empowering clients.
With over 331 women, 39 First Nations women, and 122 CALD women supported in our intensive casework services, along with 57 children, our DFV Casework team has made a significant impact.

Notably, over $38,500 in funding has been provided across areas, facilitating safety upgrades, essential purchases, and support for necessary appointments.

As the DFV Casework team continues to provide support, these statistics serve as a testament to the stoic dedication towards supporting women and children affected by DFV and fostering positive outcomes within the community.

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands, skies and waterways in which we live and work, the Gadigal, Cabrogal, Darug and Eora people. We pay our respects to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients, partners and community leaders.

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Level 4, 2-14 Meredith St, Bankstown
Darug & Eora Country, NSW 2200

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