The Evatt List is a specialist court list developed by the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia to manage cases that are considered to be high risk. The Evatt List was created to ensure that vulnerable families are provided with the appropriate resources and support during family law proceedings.
The Evatt List involves a highly qualified team of Senior Judicial Registrars, Judicial Registrars, Court Child Experts and Court staff who respond to the particular needs of the family to minimise and safeguard the risk of further trauma and harm to the family. The aim of the Evatt List is to manage matters as efficiently and effectively as possible in a safe and timely manner.
Cases may be considered to be eligible to be allocated to the Evatt List if the following apply:
The risk screening process is used to identify the likelihood of harm or exposure to a type of harm. Harm can include child abuse, neglect, family violence, mental health issues and drug or alcohol misuse.
In these circumstances, an Evatt List Judicial Registrar will review the matter and determine whether it is appropriate for the matter to be allocated to the Evatt List.
Once a matter has been allocated to the Evatt List, the parties have regular contact with the Judicial Registrar and Court staff to ensure the parties have access to the appropriate resources to promote safety and well-being.
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