About Us

Aims of the FLPN

The Coffs Harbour Family Law Pathways Network aim to;

  • Support and resource stakeholders in the family law system to achieve the best outcomes for separating families
  • Enhance coordination of services offered to separating families through collaboration between organisations operating within family law, child protection and children and family services.
  • Cultivate a shared understanding of professional roles within the sector.


The FLPN Steering Committee

The Coffs Harbour FLPN is overseen by a Steering Committee made up of a broad range of representatives from organisations operating within family law, child protection and children and family services.

The Steering Committee meets bi-monthly and supports the FLPN Project Officer to develop an annual strategic plan, implement professional development events, identify and develop appropriate resources for members and build strong links with organisations including those providing services to Aboriginal and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities.

The current membership of the Coffs Harbour FLPN includes;

  • Chair: Jane Corcoran, Lawyer, Legal Aid
  • Vice Chair: Charlotte Young, Warrina, Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Services
  • Gene Roche: Lawyer, Legal Aid
  • Julie Perkins: Northern NSW Regional Manager, Aboriginal Legal Service
  • Marcia Payne: Lawyer, MYP Law
  • Kiah Bowen: Police Regional Domestic Violence & Family Violence Co-ordinator.
  • Judy O’Mara: Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (NCAHS)
  • John Reynolds: works in the area of post separation parenting support and education, and children’s contact services.
  • Heidi Burton: Interrelate, Practice Lead.
  • Brittany McEwan: Interrelate, Child Contact Centre Co-ordinator.
  • Lachlan Skinner: Interrelate, First Nations Community Development Worker.
  • Wendy Murray: Project Officer, Family Law Pathways Network

If you would like more information on the FLPN Steering Committee or would like to enquire to become a member please email the Project Officer – coffsharbour@flpn.com.au


The Auspice Organisation – Interrelate

Interrelate is the auspice agency for the Coffs Harbour FLPN. This means the FLPN Project Officer is an employee of Interrelate and is located at the Interrelate office in Park Avenue.

The auspice organisation is responsible for fulfilling the FLPN objectives in collaboration with the Steering Committee.


FLPN Membership

Membership of the Coffs Harbour FLPN is free for anyone who wishes to join and is relevant to all professionals working across family law, child protection and children and family services.

Benefits of participation in the FLPN include;

  • Access to the latest research, resources and information across family law, child protection and children and family services
  • Opportunities to participate in inexpensive, high standard professional development and training activities
  • A quarterly E News newsletter full of information on local training events, national conferences, new research and resources and network opportunities.

If you wish to become a member for the FLPN please send your details to coffsharbour@flpn.com.au