The Lighthouse Project -
A number of Family Law Pathways Network Project Officers were this week briefed about the Lighthouse Pilot Project that will operate in the Adelaide, Brisbane and Parramatta registries of the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court from September.
The project involves a ground-breaking method in which the Courts will identify and assess risk at an early stage of the court process to ensure that people experiencing family violence will receive support, as well as appropriate case management.
Importantly, cases identified as involving high risk will be heard and determined swiftly through a specialised Court List, known as the “Evatt List”.
The Australian Government is providing $13.5 million to fund the project.
Further details are available here.