Where we are up to
Umalek Balit continues to operate at all of the sites it is currently implemented (Mildura, Melbourne, Shepparton and Ballarat). While COVID-19 restrictions are in place all community engagement takes place remotely via phone consultations.
Koori Women’s Family Violence Practitioners are providing remote coverage at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court and Mildura Law Court.
Recruitment for the Koori Family Violence Practitioner roles for Ballarat is underway, with the Men’s Practitioner role already filled.
The absence of a Women’s Practitioner, transition in roles for the Men’s Practitioner and the COVID-19 restrictions have led to a decline in client numbers.