All women and their children have a right to a life free of violence

Winners of the 2021 Law Society of South Australia Justice Award

Recognising our commitment in promoting access to justice for women in South Australia

What We Do

Specialised legal assistance for women in South Australia affected by domestic and family violence. Free assistance is available for

Intervention Order applications, variations or revocations in the Magistrates Court

Ending tenancies and relevant SACAT applications

Liaising with police to report breaches of Intervention Orders and other domestic and family violence issues.

Myths

Domestic Violence is always physical.
Domestic and family violence only occurs in some cultures or socioeconomic communities.
Victims provoke domestic and family violence.
Domestic and family violence will stop after separation.
Domestic and family violence only occurs in heterosexual relationships.
Elder abuse only happens in nursing homes.
It is easy to leave a domestic or family violence situation.
People with a disability do not experience domestic or family violence.

Testimonials

We have helped over 1500 women who are survivors of domestic violence since 2019.

The service provided by [WDVCAS] was outstanding and excellent. [WDVCAS] were very patient, empathetic, supportive through out the process. … I really thank [WDVCAS] from the bottom of my heart for the support and help [WDVCAS] provided to me.

Your understanding, care and knowledge from the first day we spoke has been amazing, when I first spoke to you I had little hope anyone would be able to help as I had numerous rejections from local SAPOL officers and was told there was nothing they could do but my confidence was instantly shifted.

I was having trouble with SACAT & getting off my lease due to a DV situation & she made the process really smooth & helped me immensely. I could not thank her enough. She is motivated & wants to help, something that is hard to come by in this day & age.

Thank you [WDVCAS] for all your support and guidance throughout my court proceedings, you made everything so much easier to understand and process.

[WDVCAS] Thank you for all your help and hard work you do, not only for me, but all women in need.

Keep up the awesome work [WDVCAS]. You are a fantastic lawyer & suit your profession exceptionally well. Thank you 10000x.

[WDVCAS] are amazing! Thank you so much, your assistance has made a real difference and I am truly appreciative.

The understanding and compassion shown towards me and my situation was second to none. I don't believe I would've received the positive end result if it were not for the support I received from this service.

… please know that the work of WDVCAS is invaluable to people/women, like me, who are so distressed and overwhelmed in these horrible circumstances …I felt seen, heard and that I mattered.

[WDVCAS] explained everything at each step and helped me to understand all the legal terms and what my rights were in regards to the next step. After all court hearings [WDVCAS] would always email as soon as she could with a follow up as to what had happened. All questions I had were answered quickly and with all the information I needed.

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