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1. Different types of abuse

Understand the different forms of abuse that victims may experience, including physical, emotional, psychological, and financial abuse.

2. Civil orders

Explore the various civil orders available to protect victims, such as Non-Molestation Orders, Prohibited Steps Orders, and Occupation Orders. Learn how these orders can help create a safer environment.

3. Duration of orders

Gain insights into how long these protective orders last and how they can be renewed or modified as needed.

4. Eligibility criteria

Learn who can apply for these orders and the eligibility criteria involved in the application process.

5. Ex Parte vs. On Notice: 

Understand the legal processes behind ex parte (emergency) orders and those issued on notice, and how the courts make these decisions.

6. Burden of Proof

Differentiate between the burden of proof in criminal courts and civil courts when it comes to domestic violence cases.

7. Other legal measures

Discover how protective orders can work in conjunction with police bail, restraining orders, and Domestic Violence Protection Notices (DVPNs) to enhance victim safety.

8. Legal aid

Gain insights into the rules and eligibility criteria for legal aid, including merits and affordability assessments.

9. Timescales

Understand the timelines involved in obtaining protective orders and legal assistance, ensuring that victims receive timely support and protection.​

DV ASSIST is committed to raising awareness and providing essential knowledge about domestic violence. As part of our mission to combat this pressing issue, we offer complimentary training sessions to organizations. These training sessions are designed to equip your team with valuable insights into domestic violence, legal aspects, and the resources available to support victims. Whether you prefer in-person training or virtual sessions via platforms like Zoom or Teams, DV ASSIST is here to help. Read on to learn more about the topics we cover in our 45-minute training module.

  • Duration: 45 minutes (with ample time for questions and discussions)

  • Delivery: Face-to-face or via Zoom / Teams

  • Suitability: Can be a standalone session or integrated into your organization's training days, DV conferences, or meetings.

DV ASSIST is dedicated to educating organizations and individuals about domestic violence and the legal resources available to combat it. Our free training sessions are a valuable opportunity to equip your team with the knowledge and tools necessary to support victims and contribute to a safer society. Whether you choose a standalone session or integrate our training into your existing programs, we are here to help you make a difference in the lives of those affected by domestic violence. Contact us today to schedule your training session and join us in the fight against domestic violence. Together, we can make a change.


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