A woman who assaulted two men in separate offences that contravened apprehended violence orders was convicted in Orange Local Court.
According to police, in one offence on December 21 the woman was with a man and a child they had together at a health centre when she became frustrated by a custody arrangement.
Despite the man being the protected person of an AVO she grabbed him by the back of the neck, and hit his car.
She was given two 12-month supervised community correction orders for common assault and intimidation and a seven-month supervised intensive correction order for contravening an AVO.
She needs strategies so that she doesn't lose her temper.Solicitor Su Healy
In the other matter, on December 22, she went to a house where she wanted her television returned to her, and while it was being fetched she became angry.
She assaulted the man who returned the television and had to be restrained, then as soon as she was released she used the television to damage a side-mirror on a car belonging to one of the victims.
She was given a 12-month supervised community correction order for assaulting the second male victim and a seven-month intensive correction order for for contravening an AVO.
For damaging the car she was given a six-month community correction order.
The orders will require rehabilitation and treatment.
Magistrate David Day said he was considering sending the 24-year-old woman to jail until he saw the sentencing assessment report and he noted her "obvious determination to do something about her situation".
Given her mental health issues he also said she was not a "good vehicle for general deterrence".
However, Mr Day said there was a need for specific deterrence for the woman and there was a need for rehabilitation and management in the community and some of her mental health issues were treatable.
Solicitor Su Healy said the woman had several mental health issues include attention deficit hyper activity, impulse control issues, as well as potential learning difficulties.
"She needs strategies so that she doesn't lose her temper," Ms Healy said.
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