Working with police and court support

Wayss works closely with the Victoria Police and Dandenong Family Court of Australia to support victim survivors of family violence.

L17 Response

Specialist family violence workers respond to L17 referrals made by Victoria Police officers who have attended a family violence incident.

Family Advocacy and Support Services (FASS)

FASS provides access to legal information and advocacy for women and their children experiencing family violence and is based at the Dandenong Family Court.

Download our Family Violence factsheet to learn more.

Wayss in the 1990s

Then in September 1997 the organisation became WAYSS Limited with a Board of Directors and day to day management by the Chief Executive Officer.

Wayss underwent further transformation with the restructure of community housing and the funding of the Transitional Housing Management (THM) program. The Regional Housing Council ceased operation and transferred direct service operations to Wayss in 1997.

During this decade Wayss became responsible for the then South East Women’s Domestic Violence Outreach Service. Funding was also received to establish a Children’s Services Worker within the outreach service. SAAP funded Women’s Outreach Program was also transferred to Wayss in 1999.