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Case studies

Lucy

Lucy is a Year 10 student who loves football. Her school doesn't have a girls' team and she experiences abuse from the boys in her class. 

In the future, Lucy can expect support from all of her peers to pursue her passion for sports.

For more, read: Lucy's experience

Marla

Through the reformed family violence system, Marla and her children receive tailored support from a range of services, from the police to legal assistance and financial counselling.

For more, read: Marla's experience

Sam

Sam is an 8 year old boy. His mother's new partner, Tim, physically abuses him and Sam disengages from his school and friends.

In the future, Sam experiences a coordinated response to his situation. The staff at his school refer him to a Support and Safety Hub, where he, his siblings and mother, receive specialist  support to recover.

For more, read: Sam's experience

Brendan

Brendan’s partner, Nora, discovers that she is pregnant. This accelerates the pattern of coercion and control that Brendan has been displaying over a long period of time.

In the future, Brendan can expect to be held accountable for his behaviour and experience a coordinated response from the justice system.

For more, read: Brendan's experience