Legally Assisted and Culturally Appropriate Family Dispute Resolution (LACAFDR)
Targeted at separated or separating Indigenous or Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) families experiencing family violence, LACAFDR aims to support families to improve the wellbeing of children and young people to enhance family and community functioning, as well as increase participation of vulnerable people in community life.
Centacare NENW’s LACAFDR program is a holistic and culturally accessible form of Family Dispute Resolution designed to be a safe and empowering way to resolve family law disputes in the best interests of the children, without going to court. Translation services are available, as well as our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Liaison Officer and our CALD Liaison Officer. We also have Aboriginal co-mediators and supports, sourced from the community and trained specifically for the Aboriginal Mediation Model, and a panel of legal practioners to ensure that representation is available to both parties.
Our mediators will take the time to build trust and rapport, getting to know you and your family to provide the best outcome achievable for all involved. We work collaboratively with an integrated suite of local services and partner with existing local legal practioners to provider a specific, tailored service for your situation and your family.
The Centacare NENW LACAFDR program is a free service available in all towns across the New England North West region of NSW.
Contact us on 1800 372 826 or (02) 6762 9200 for more information.