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In-court support team launched

Court Network’s Family Court Program Safety Net has launched in Queensland with an in-court team at Brisbane Family Court and a telephone service supporting court users across the state. 

The Safety Net Program is a volunteer service that provides an enhanced model of support by actively collaborating with court users and in-court services, including but not limited to FASS and duty lawyer services, to support Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia court users to bridge service gaps in Queensland.

Services are provided by dedicated, trained volunteers and available to individuals, family and friends navigating the Federal Circuit and Family Law Courts of Australia.

The Safety Net Program provides non-legal support, information, referrals and advocacy. It provides a range of support services including:

  • Non-legal information about what happens before, during and after court
  • Information about court etiquette, explaining court processes and how to navigate court on the day 
  • Assistance to access help to address safety concerns and help to arrange access to safe spaces at court 
  • Referrals to legal services and community legal centres.  
  • Providing referral pathways to key support services
  • Providing emotional support, before, during and after a day at court 
  • Information on how to navigate online court and web-ex hearings 
  • Booking in-court support at limited court locations in Brisbane.

To refer someone to the Court Network’s Safety Net Program, visit the following link: https://courtnetwork.com.au/get-support/referral-form/

For more information, https://courtnetwork.com.au/get-support/federal-circuit-and-family-court-program/  

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