Assist women & children experiencing domestic violence.
CCDVCAS is the Local Coordination Point (LCP) for NSW Police Tuggerah Lakes and Brisbane Water Districts
CCDVCAS receives all NSW Police Tuggerah Lakes and Brisbane Water Districts domestic and family violence referrals for female victims over the age of 16yrs. CCDVCAS attempts to contact all victims by phone. When contact is made with a victim, CCDVCAS provides referrals, information and safety planning. CCDVCAS also completes a domestic violence assessment tool (DVSAT) and makes referrals to the Safety Action Meeting (SAM).
Safety Action Meetings are chaired by NSW Police and are coordinated by CCDVCAS. The meetings are held fortnightly and are attended by government agencies and local service providers to coordinate service responses for victims rated ‘at serious threat’ by the DVSAT or professional judgment. Members develop tailored, time-specific Safety Action Plans (SAPs) to prevent or reduce threat of further assault or harm to victims and their children.
CCDVCAS supports police victims at Court, during the mention and hearings stages, by providing a safe room and information about court and their Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO).
CCDVCAS partners with Tuggerah Lakes and Brisbane Water Police Prosecutors to provide monthly hearing clinics at each courts. The hearing clinics allow victims an opportunity to be informed of the court process prior to giving evidence
CCDVCAS supports women who apply for private ADVO or variation via the Local Court Registrar by making referrals to the Legal Aid Domestic Violence Unit (DVU) at Wyong or the Legal Aid Domestic Violence Duty Scheme (DVDS) at Gosford for legal representation on ADVO list days. The DVU and DVDS can also assist women who are female defendants in Police matters where they have been identified (by CCDVCAS or Police) as a primary victim
CCDVCAS has establish partnerships with, and work in collaboration with, local police, local courts, and other members of the justice sector and other local services to respond effectively to domestic and family violence.
CCDVCAS has the following Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Focus workers
- Aboriginal Focus Worker
- Young Women’s Focus Worker
- LGBTQ+ Focus Worker
- Vulnerable Focus Worker