A service dedicated to providing free support to women forced into the family court system may be forced to close its doors after the New South Wales Government rejected pleas to extend its funding.
The Women’s Family Law Support Service (WFLSS), located inside the Sydney Registry, has the support of lawyers, social workers and the Family Court itself.
However, the State Government will cease its funding at the end of the month.
Principal solicitor at the Feminist Legal Clinic, Anna Kerr, said WFLSS was an “essential service” for women, and that it had now been forced to “beg” for funding.
“This service provides a safe space they can go to where there is someone who can provide them with information about the court process, they can make security arrangements and [get] referrals,” Ms Kerr said.Back to News
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