Media Releases

IMCL Media Releases inform about our initiatives and programs, or respond to existing and proposed legislation and other legal issues affecting the community.

Community Lawyers Welcome Turnbull Support for Family Violence Victims at Hospitals

Date of Release: 24 September 2015

The PM's announcement today of support for this Health-Justice Partnership is welcome relief for a service that was facing closure next year without ongoing support” said Mr Dan Stubbs, CEO of Inner Melbourne Community Legal (IMCL).

Inner Melbourne Community Legal’s Acting on the Warning Signs project, supported by the Victorian Legal Services Board, provides community lawyers who provide legal services for women escaping/surviving family violence through partnerships with inner city Hospitals.

Acting on the Warning Signs enables health professionals to identify and respond to family violence and to provide crucial legal advice and information to patients on family violence complemented by legal, health and social work assistance at the hospital.

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