Early in June, the Program was presented to a group of specialist magistrates from the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria. The scenario of a separated couple woven into the delivery of the content during the 1.5 days generated energetic and lively discussions. This scenario provided magistrates with a practical backdrop to apply the relevant sections of the Family Law Act to their determinations and decisions as the topics unfolded.
Video clip vignettes from subject matter experts covering for example, topics on the impact of family violence on babies (0-3 years), testable facts, parenting plans and parent conflict provided essential background information to the magistrates. The feedback from the magistrates has been positive, ‘For me getting a better understanding of the underlying framework was very helpful; together with an understanding of how to apply the law in a practical sense’ and ‘…the very useful discussion throughout meant that a lot was achieved’.
Delivery of this program will continue to magistrates around Australia until the end of August 2019.
For further information please contact program manager Janie Armstrong