The Albury Wodonga Family Law Pathways Network (the ‘Network’) is funded by the Australian Government through the Attorney-General’s Department. The Network covers Albury, Wodonga and surrounding regions, including the local government areas of Indigo, Alpine, Wangaratta, Murray River, Berrigan and Greater Hume.
The Network is a means for organisations and individuals working within and alongside the family law system to come together and build better outcomes for families intersecting with the family law system. The primary aim of the Network is to build referral pathways and share information across a broad range of services including family law, legal, domestic violence, community health and family support.
Upper Murray Family Care (UMFC) auspices the Network and employs a project officer in a facilitation role. The activities of the Network are guided by the Steering Committee, which is made up of representatives from UMFC, Hume Riverina Community Legal Service, Legal Aid NSW, Gateway Health, legal practitioners, the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, the NSW Department of Communities and Justice, the Southern Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.
- promoting awareness of services;
- conducting cross-sectoral training;
- publication of the Separation Services Guide and Services for Separating Families Brochure;
- production of a bi-monthly e-bulletin for members of the Network;
- providing opportunities for the Network members to interact and be informed about each other’s roles.