It could be said "with confidence" that intervention orders were now keeping women safe.
"Nowadays," Centre Against Violence chief executive Kerry Burns said, "we can say with that IVOs are a strong protection.
"Police will act upon a breach."
That meant men were going to jail, something that didn't happen before.
"That's the difference. Women can see an IVO is worth having because there is an accountability factor for the first time."
Ms Burns said CAV also had a service that allowed it to attend court and help women get an intervention order.
A similar approach was taken in Albury, as across NSW, through the Southern Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service.
"And we have the skill to support them through that process," she said.
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