Housing Plus has been appointed to provide the Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (WDVCAS) across the Central North Police District, including providing court advocacy at Bourke, Brewarrina, Walgett, Lightning Ridge, Cobar and Nyngan Local Courts.
WDVCAS provides women and their children who are experiencing domestic and family violence with information, advocacy and safety planning where appropriate. We provide referrals to services including housing, counselling, legal, financial assistance or health services.
“I am delighted that Housing Plus will be providing the WDVCAS service for the Central North West NSW region from the 1st March 2022. We currently deliver the WDVCAS in both Central West NSW and Western NSW and we see the importance that the successful delivery of the service can have for women and children, and wider communities” said David Fisher CEO of Housing Plus.
Housing Plus are working with Mission Australia and Legal Aid NSW to transition across and ensure arrangements are in place for this service to be provided by Housing Plus from 1st March.