The Family Violence Client Support Officers are a dedicated team of case workers that assist clients throughout their legal matter with their Family or Civil Lawyer, providing holistic support to limit the amount of re-traumatisation to the client where possible and provide appropriate referrals to access local community support programs and emergency relief monies.
The Family Violence Client Support Officers come to VALS with a variety of social work and case work experience from across the health and community service sectors. This has meant that in the short time since the teams establishment, FV CSOs have had a large impact on the management of cases and the range of supports provided to our clients because of the wealth of knowledge and stakeholder connections that they bring.
The Family Violence CSO team:
- Tanisha Ellis
- Charmaine Anton