Thursday, 22 January 2015

Support for apprehended violence orders

APPREHENDED violence orders (AVOs) are effective says Central West Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service manager Penny Dordoy, despite strong criticism from the community after the death of a Sydney hairdresser.

Ms Dordoy argues AVOs are effective but they need to be used with other services, such as the advocacy service, to ensure the victim was protected, knew her rights and knew where to go for help if there was a problem.  Please see link below for more:

http://www.centralwesterndaily.com.au/story/2831669/apprehended-violence-orders-do-work/?cs=103

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