One in three calls to Marrickville Legal Centre relate to domestic and family violence.

MLC was able to shed light on some of those statistics with the Minister for Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Pru Goward, and her advisor, who visited the centre recently.

Ms Goward spoke with the MLC’s Principal Solicitor, Annette Van Gent, our Domestic and Family Violence Support Worker, Zoe McMillan, and our Youth and Family Violence Solicitor, Frankie Sullivan, about the Centre’s efforts in dealing with domestic abuse.

The visit comes on the heels of the release of the latest figures from the Bureau of Crimes Statistics and Research, including statistics on domestic violence.

These numbers indicated that suburbs in our service area such as Bankstown, Rockdale, Hurstville and Auburn, have amongst the largest number of recorded domestic violence assault incidents in Sydney*.

The team also thanked the Minister for another year’s funding for the position of the Domestic and Family Violence Support Worker.

Find out more about the MLC’s domestic violence services here:

*Of the 39 Sydney local government areas in NSW Recorded Crime Statistics (July 2016-June 2017), 11 of the 25 areas with the greatest DFV assault rates are in our service areas.