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About NAAFLS

North Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Service is an independent Family Violence Prevention Legal Service, funded by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) Safety and Wellbeing Program

The Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) Safety and Wellbeing Program provides culturally sensitive assistance to Indigenous victim-survivors of family violence and sexual assault.

It does this through the provision of:

  • legal assistance and casework,
  • client assistance and court support,
  • counselling,
  • information and referral services,
  • community engagement,
  • law reform and advocacy,
  • early intervention and prevention, and 
  • community legal education.

IAS Safety and Wellbeing Program service providers are expected to ensure the services offered are accessible and culturally appropriate to Indigenous adults and children in the specified service region. Services should be provided regardless of gender, sexual preference, family relationship, location, disability, literacy or language.

The program is complemented by other Indigenous law and justice programs as well as state and territory initiatives. Service delivery is provided in high need service areas in predominantly rural and remote locations.