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 FVPLS Victoria staff members Sam Nixon and Aunty Pam Pedersen

 

 

 

 

 

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 The FVPLS Victoria staff team in 2012

 

 

 

  

   

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   FVPLS Victoria Directors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  FVPLS Victoria Chairperson Marion Hansen

 

About Us

Our objectives are:

  • To provide assistance to victims of family violence;
  • To reduce the incidence of violence and abuse in communities through education and advocacy;
  • To increase the recognition of the problem of violence and abuse in communities through community education and advocacy;
  • To facilitate long term solutions to violence and abuse in communities.

FVPLS Victoria is an Aboriginal community controlled organisation established in 2002 to provide assistance to victims/survivors of family violence and sexual assault and to work with families and communities affected by violence.

We provide free legal advice, referrals, ongoing casework and court representation, and assist in the following areas:

  • Intervention orders;
  • Family Law;
  • Child Protection;
  • Victims' compensation;
  • Other legal problems arising from family violence.

For more information about the legal services we provide click here.

FVPLS Victoria also engages in community legal education and community development activities, as well as policy and law reform directed towards systemic change.

We are funded through a range of sources including the Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department, Victoria Legal Aid, Department of Justice Victoria and Department of Human Services Victoria. We also receive project grants from various other private and public funding sources.

Annual Report 2012-2013

For contact details and office locations click here.

 

Our Staff

Executive Team  
Chief Executive Officer Antoinette Braybrook
Executive Officer, Legal, Policy and Education Kathy Davis (Acting)
Executive Officer, Finance and Operations Maggie Barford
Executive Officer, Programs and People Paula Stewart
   
Senior Management Team  
Policy and Education Manager Tania McKenna
State Senior Lawyer Laura Vines
Regional Senior Lawyer Dale Gerner
   
Office Support   
Receptionist Emily Turner
Executive and Program Support Margaret Portelli 
  Sam Nixon
Finance Support Petra Theilhaber
   
Legal Services Team  
Lawyers Amy Moore
  Anne Lenton
  Avital Kamil 
  Kim Avers (Mildura)
  Simone Elias (Bairnsdale)
   
Paralegal Support Workers Barbara Egan (Mildura)
  Deb Edsall
  Jeanette McKenzie (Bairnsdale)
  Sarah Bain (Warrnambool)
  Morgan Miller
  Falea'i Fesili
  Deborah Liebhaber
   
Policy and Education Team  
Policy Officer Ginger Ridgeway
Community Engagement Nikahlia Braybrook (Acting)
Community Legal Education Meriki Onus
Sisters Day Out Project Workers Kelly Faldon
  Wanda Braybrook
   
National FVPLS Forum   
Executive Officer, National FVPLS Secretariat Ashleigh Crees (Acting)
Project Officer, National FVPLS Secretariat Ashleigh Crees

 

Directors

Marion Hansen, Chairperson (Initially appointed 2002)

Karen Bryant, Deputy Chairperson (Initially appointed 2002)

Damien Goodall, Secretary (Initially appointed 2002)

Jaynaya Williams (Initially appointed 2007)

Bernice Clarke (Appointed 2013)

Jessie Lloyd (Appointed 2013)

See FVPLS Victoria Director's bios

 

Office Locations

FVPLS Victoria is a state-wide organisation with a head office in metropolitan Melbourne and three regional offices. FVPLS Victoria will provide both telephone and face to face legal advice to victims/survivors of family violence and sexual assault. Counselling is also available in all locations.


Melbourne Metro

Level 3, 70-80 Wellington St Collingwood VIC 3066
Phone 03 9244 3333       Fax 03 9416 0147 Freecall 1800105303 

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Barwon South West

Office in Warrnambool. Region includes Geelong, Warrnambool, Framlingham, Heywood, Hamilton and Portland

145 Kepler Street, Warrnambool VIC 3280
(PO Box 1101 Warrnambool VIC 3280)
Phone 03 5562 5755        Fax 03 5562 2311   Freecall 1800 105 303

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Gippsland

Office in Bairnsdale. Covers the entire Gippsland region.

210B Main Street Bairnsdale VIC 3875
(PO Box 1281 Bairnsdale VIC 3875)
Phone 03 5153 2322     Fax 03 5152 3933     Freecall 1800 105 303

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Mildura

Office in Mildura. The region includes the Mildura local government area and Wentworth, with an outreach service to Robinvale.

161A Lime Avenue, Mildura VIC 3500
(PO Box 10059 Mildura VIC 3502)
Phone 03 5021 3200     Fax 03 5021 3055     Freecall 1800 105 303

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