The Women’s Domestic Violence Court Assistance Service is a specialist legal service providing support to women affected by domestic and family violence.
Operated by the Legal Services Commission, WDVCAS provides a range of services primarily relating to helping women apply for intervention orders and ending tenancy agreements.
Women can receive free legal assistance to navigate the Magistrates Court processes of applying for, varying, or revoking an intervention order. Assistance can also be provided in reporting breaches of an intervention order and in applying for relevant tenancy orders through the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT).
The service assists women throughout all of South Australia with legal practitioners available at multiple locations, allowing for accessible, comprehensive legal advice and assistance to be provided.
WDVCAS works closely with other services providing support to women experiencing domestic and family violence, and can refer clients to these services accordingly.