Intervention Order Case Video

Intervention Order Case Video - Auslan

Introduction to intervention order case video

The Children’s Court of Victoria has developed the mock hearing in this video
to inform those involved in intervention order cases about court processes.
The mock hearing does not represent what happens in every case and is not
a substitute for legal advice.

An intervention order may be made in the Children’s Court where either party
(affected family member/affected person or respondent) is a child i.e. a person
under the age of 18 years.

The video shows a “contested” case. This means that the respondent is
opposing the making of an intervention order. The applicant in the case
is Ms White who has applied to the Children’s Court for an intervention order
on behalf of herself and her nine year old son, Rory. The respondent is her
estranged husband.

While this video runs for a few minutes, real contested cases may run for a day or more.

Please note that the mock hearing is not based on a real life case and that all those appearing in the video are actors.

Terms used in intervention order matters

Family violence
intervention order

A court order that restricts the behaviour of one person towards another person or persons, or their property. Used where those involved in the case are family members or have been in a relationship.

Affected family member

The protected person under a family violence intervention order.

Stalking intervention order

A court order that restricts the behaviour of one person towards another person or persons, or their property. Used where those involved in the case are not family members but might, for example, be neighbours, friends or someone not known to the affected person.

Affected person

The protected person under a stalking intervention order.

Applicant

The person applying for the intervention order. This might be the affected family member/affected person, a parent, a police officer or another person.

Respondent

The person the intervention order is against.

 

More information
Intervention orders