2017 Safer Suburbs Award

In November 2017, the Centre was awarded the “2017 Safer Suburbs Award” in the Not-For-Profit category. This biennial award recognises those working in the community who make it safer.

The Centre received the award because of the work we do in assisting the Coast’s most vulnerable and disadvantages residents in a variety of areas of law, with particular focus on our work within the Southport Domestic Violence Court.

The Mobile Services program was developed in consultation with the Gold Coast Integrated Response Network, which along with GCCLC and GCDVPC includes specialist DFV police, health and housing services and the Southport Specialist Domestic and Family Violence Court.

Through these consultations a need was established for responsive and mobile legal services.
This flexibility has also provided for duty lawyer services for urgent DFV matters when Legal Aid lawyers are unavailable at the Southport Specialist DFV Court.

The ‘Mobile services in safe locations’ program was awarded a Domestic Violence Prevention Month Award in May for their ongoing commitment to collaboration and their contribution to the support and safety of women and children

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