Located in Alice Springs and Tennant Creek we provide services to Aboriginal women, children and men in Alice Springs, Ntaria (Hermannsburg), Papunya, Yuendumu, Tennant Creek and Elliott, in accordance with our operational framework and service delivery priorities.
Our primary focus is to provide Aboriginal victims of family violence, including sexual abuse, with legal advice and casework, counseling, information, assistance, support and referral services. We provide referral, as appropriate, to mediation, rehabilitation, mental health and perpetrator programs.
We participate in and deliver community education, development and prevention initiatives, and contribute to law and policy initiatives and reform.
The priority areas of law are domestic violence restraining orders, sexual assault, child protection, victims of crime compensation, and family law where the legal matter relates to family violence.
We aim to provide high quality and culturally appropriate services, including legal advice which draws upon Aboriginal law and custom and Australian law, to identify possible pathways for protection and change.
The services provided at Ntaria, Papunya, Yuendumu and Elliott recognise and respond to the barriers that Aboriginal people face in attempting to access services that are located in Alice Springs.
We arrange interpreters/cultural brokers for clients as appropriate to ensure that our clients can participate fully and confidently in matters that affect them, and to ensure that we properly and fully service our clients.