IMCL occasionally publishes documents with the aim of providing detailed information on legal topics of interest to the general community.
Community Legal Mental Health Partnership Project
The report establishes a best practice model for how and where to deliver legal assistance to mental health consumers and proposes systemic changes to improve their experience of accessing legal support and interactions with the justice system.
Policing COVID-19 in Victoria
Exploring the Impact of Perceived Race in the Issuing of COVID-19 Fines During 2020
Inner Melbourne Community Legal (IMCL) has called on the Victorian Government to waive all COVID-19 fines after its groundbreaking study revealed that Victoria Police engaged in racial profiling when it issued infringement notices during the first year of the COVID pandemic.
Getting Past Your Past
Moving on from a Police record in Victoria
Your official police record is a document produced by police when you ask for it. If you’ve never had any trouble with the police, you should get a clear record. If you’ve had trouble with police, it may show on your police record. In Getting past your past we explain exactly what may show on a police record and what should not.
Acting On The Warning Signs Evaluation
Acting on the Warning Signs is a Health Justice Partnership project with the Royal Women’s Hospital and the first of its kind in a major, metropolitan hospital in Australia. An external evaluation of the Acting on the Warning Signs project was conducted by the University of Melbourne in August 2014.
Health Justice Partnership Evaluation
The Royal Melbourne Hospital Evaluation Report 2018
IMCL provides legal services for patients at RMH through the HJP. In 2018, IMCL evaluated this service to assess if we are working in the best way for hospital staff and patients. Our evaluation showed that the barriers for people seeking legal assistance include accessibility and cost. The close proximity allows patient access, coordination of care, and optimal working relationships between the lawyers and social workers.
Partners In Care: The Benefits of Community Lawyers Working In A Hospital Setting
Report on the Cross-Site Evaluation of Health Justice Partnerships Between Three Metropolitan Melbourne Hospitals with Inner Melbourne Community Legal
Partners In Care: The Benefits of Community Lawyers Working In A Hospital Setting is a report detailing the findings and methodology of IMCL's Health Justice Partnerships with Royal Women's, Royal Melbourne and The Children's Hospital. The evaluation identified five essential requirements for CLC's to have successful HJPs with major metropolitan hospitals. It outlines the benefits of cooperation between community lawyers and health professionals in the coordination of care for vulnerable patients.