Community Legal Education
We educate people about the law
We provide community legal education for a range of communities within our catchment. We see community legal education as an important part of early intervention and the prevention of legal problems.
We can tailor presentations to suit the needs of community members on topics such as learning the law in Australia, tenancy, infringements, traffic law, criminal law, police powers, personal safety, family law and family violence.
Through our Youth Advocates Against Family Violence program, we also provide community legal education on family violence for young people to support and complement respectful relationships education in schools and other community-based settings.
We educate professionals about the law
We understand that for the most vulnerable in our community, support workers are often the people they turn to for help with legal problems. Our community legal education sessions for workers aim to build their capacity to identify legal issues as they arise for their clients and how to link those clients into our services most effectively.
We also provide professional development and training for teachers and other school-based professionals on how to respond to disclosures of family violence as part ouf our Youth Advocates Against Family Violence program.
For more information about our community legal education program or to request a community legal education session, please contact us on (03) 9328 1885.