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COVID-19 – Links & Resources For Victims of Domestic Violence

COVID-19 – Links & Resources For Victims Of Domestic Violence

The COVID-19 pandemic social isolation measures to ‘flatten the curve’ are reportingly causing an unprecedented and alarming surge in domestic violence reports across the world. According to Google, since the pandemic broke, there has been an increase of 75% in “domestic violence” related online searches.

At Rose Lawyers, we feel that while we are all #togetherapart, we should be just as committed to “flattening the curve” on domestic violence. As such, we have compiled a list of local support services for both the victims and for residents in our community that are using controlling behaviour.

Resources for Victims

1800 RESPECT1800 737 732
National sexual assault, domestic family violence counselling service.

Relationships Victoria1300 364 277
Professionals to help you & your family overcome challenges in your relationships.

Lifeline (24-hour crisis line) – 131 114
24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention service.

National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services
Culturally sensitive help for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people who are survivors of family violence.

Rose Lawyers – Free Legal Advice On Apprehended Violence Orders (AVO)9878 5222
Free initial confidential phone consultation* with a lawyer of up to 15 minutes to get legal advice on whether filing for an Apprehended Violence Order is the right option for you. Or follow the link to read about the different types of Apprehended Violence Orders you can apply for and how they may help your personal situation.

Resources For Australians That Are Using Controlling Behaviour

Men’s Referral Service 1300 766 491
A telephone counselling, information and referral service for men who are using controlling behaviour towards a partner or family member.

Lifeline (24-hour crisis line) – 131 114
24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention service.

Sane Australia1800 187 263
Mental health charity making a real difference in the lives of people affected by complex mental health issues.

Rose Lawyers – Free Legal Advice* If An AVO Has Been Made Against You Or If You Have Breached An AVO – 9878 5222
Free initial confidential phone consultation with a lawyer of up to *15 minutes to discuss what the order means and what legal options are available to you. The discussion will provide sensible and practical legal advice to assist you with getting your life back on track.

Let’s work #togetherapart, to flatten the curve on COVID-19 and on domestic violence.

Rose Lawyers, legal caring for Melbourne residents since 1970.