Magistrates from across the State came together at our first advanced family violence program this week, aimed at Magistrates sitting in the Specialist Family Violence Courts.
Participants heard from expert presenters including the Hon. Marcia Neave AO, award winning journalist Jess Hill, Professor Heather Douglas, Judge Carolene Gwynn and Magistrate Colin Strofield from the Southport Specialist Court in Queensland.
The two-day program explored the intricacies of family violence matters, how to maintain focus on safety of victim survivors whilst holding perpetrators accountable and leadership in the Specialist Family Violence Court.
We will be delivering the program again in March 2020.