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30 N I CO L A S’ S TO R Y See Nicolas’ experience of family dispute resolution and engaging with our post separation services. C A S E S T U DY MEN’S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT SERVICE Mr K was in fear of his life when he received death threats at his home from his son who was recently released from jail. After his son threatened him and damaged his property, he took off before Police arrived. Police located his son and took him to the hospital to be mentally assessed. In the early hours of the morning, Mr K received a phone call from Police stating his son had absconded from hospital and to lock all his doors and windows. When Interrelate contacted Mr K he was very scared and requested support for information on his son’s whereabouts and confirmation on an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) in place. Interrelate liaised with the Domestic Violence Liaison Officer (DVLO) team and identified Mr K’s son was located and in Police custody and obtained confirmation of the AVO and conditions. Interrelate spoke to Mr K and provided the update along with a copy of the AVO. Mr K was relieved and protected due to understanding the conditions of the AVO. SCAN HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO or go to