“An AVO is not a criminal charge but it can become one if breached,” said Rural Outreach & Support Service’s Kerrianne Anderson at the launch of a new program to help people issued with Apprehended Violence Orders understand their rights and responsibilities and avoid breaches.
The AVO Compliance and Education Program or “ACE” will run one on one information workshops for defendants of AVOs to improve their understanding of the complex legal orders and help prevent them from committing breaches that could lead to criminal charges and jail terms.
The free program is available in the Inverell, Moree, Boggabilla, Mungindi and Warialda court areas.
Monthly information sessions, open to the public, will also be held in Moree and Inverell.
For more information contact Ms Anderson on 0428 428 982.