Flemington Kensington Community Legal Centre (FKCLC)
Inner Melbourne Community Legal (IMCL) acknowledges the proud history of Flemington Kensington Community Legal Centre (FKCLC).
IMCL and FKCLC members voted to merge the two organisations in November 2021. The decision has strengthened and broadened the range of services that can be offered to serve the Melbourne community.
FKCLC was founded in 1980 as a volunteer service based at the Flemington Community Health Centre. It received a small amount of funding the following year to employ a part-time administrator and a part-time community lawyer.
The centre developed relationships with a wide range of local and state-wide community groups, organisations, agencies, associations, law firms, barristers and other supporters. This strong network allowed FKCLC to better serve locals and tackle issues that affect the local community.
FKCLC also played a trailblazing role in police accountability and worked with the victims of police misconduct for over 30 years. The centre started this work in the 1980s and 90s on behalf of families affected by police shootings, human rights abuses and mistreatment. This work laid the foundation for the Police Accountability Project, which has continue through IMCL.
FKCLC Annual Report 2016-17