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Printing of recently updated booklet Social media safety: sexual assault and reporting options.
To undertake one-on-one usability testing on the new Law Handbook Online website to identify user behaviour, issues and strength.
A documentary about the rise and fall of the disability rights movement.
Matter of trust - prevention of financial elder abuse in culturally and linguistically diverse communities
Building on an existing pilot, the program will develop resources and education sessions to prevent elder abuse from occurring.
This program uses a real courtroom scenario to educate 16–17 year olds about their legal responsibilities as learner drivers.
To publish two new family law related information booklets: Separation: deciding to leave a relationship and Separation and property.
A plain language information toolkit designed to support parents navigating the mandatory Family Court process required to obtain medical treatment.
A smartphone or mobile-friendly web-based application, designed to assist victims to avoid or leave forced marriage.
In a series of ten short videos, Lizzie O’Shea talks to Australia’s key legal minds, exploring important cases and revealing how Australian law works. The videos will be designed to be used with senior secondary school students and broadcast on ABC TV.
To implement a new membership management system and integrated website. Key benefits will be a searchable directory for public use; reduced administration costs; improved usability for membership and events management.
For the continuation, development and expansion of the Victorian Bar choir’s work within the legal profession and the wider community. The choir provides a creative outlet for barristers in response to high depression rates within the legal profession.
For a symposium to promote and discuss legal-health service delivery.
Development of a brochure and delivery of community legal education focusing on Islamophobic abuse.
A series of engaging public talks will be held in Bendigo, timed to coincide with Law Week 2015, that promote understanding, discussion and debate of justice issues that are relevant and responsive to the Victorian community. Project outcome:
Record two community radio announcements in Vietnamese and Mandarin providing referral information for family law, domestic violence, and immigration law issues that arise in situations of domestic violence. Grant no.: S15-018
A legal guide for people to understand the law as it applies to peaceful protest in relation to unconventional gas, coal seam gas and other mining activities.
A twelve month pilot in which Inner Melbourne Community Legal will provide free legal advice to patients and their families on legal issues that may impact their health and/or family’s capacity to care for their sick child. The program will consist of a weekly legal clinic at the Royal Melbourne Children’s Hospital.
The legal rights of victim/survivors and offenders in a pilot restorative justice intervention for sexual assault
This project was part of a larger restorative justice project seeking to create an opportunity for survivor-victims and those who have caused harm to be brought together.
This project will produce a comprehensive suite of online legal resources to assist Victorian volunteer-involving community organisations to better understand and apply the law as it relates to volunteers.
To provide legal education to young community members within the trial zones of the Stop and Search Receipting trial.
To scope the legal needs of hospital patients in order to create training material for hospital staff and to identify the best ways to deliver legal services in hospital settings. This will inform a larger project that will eventually provide pro bono legal services at three hospitals in Victoria.
To engage a community legal education coordinator to develop and pilot a series of legal workshop intensives for professionals. The project also sought to develop and upgrade legal information for young people to give them greater access to legal resources.
A grant to fund the creation of six downloadable employment-law factsheets.
A grant to fund youth-focused workshops on a range of legal topics that are relevant to homeless young people.
To enable increased functionality of the website, including more adaptable web fonts, that make the website more accessible to more members of the public.
A grant to fund a wellness event for Indigenous women that will include education from lawyers and social workers, with a focus on family violence issues.
This project will investigate the Children and Young Person Infringement Notice System (CAYPINS) and examine why young people received fines and why they pay or do not pay them.
To create a new website relating to the intervention order process that will include information from the court, legal services and the police. The information will be directed at unrepresented clients involved intervention order proceedings, and tailored for both applicants and respondents.
To enable Youthlaw to promote and test a variety of legal resources with vulnerable young people, including videos, online resources and a mobile phone app.
Fitzroy Legal Service Inc. will design and organise a number of one-day legal training forums on the criminal justice system across metropolitan and regional Victoria. The forums aim to help community workers gain a better understanding of the criminal justice system.
A grant to produce a booklet on the legal rights of people with an acquired brain injury (ABI) for their support networks.
A grant to create an audiovisual resource focused on elder abuse and its prevention, which aims to be a best practice tool in community education for Victoria’s culturally diverse communities.
To design three new factsheets and update ten existing factsheets, including the use of infographics that will allow the communication of statistics and information in a graphic format.
A written resource containing playing cards and a booklet to teach cyber safety to people with a cognitive impairment.
A grant to fund two focus groups to look at the content and format of Sexual assault, the law, your rights as a victim brochure.
A grant to fund a series of public talks held in Bendigo in the week prior to Law Week 2014. The aim of the talks is to promote discussion around justice issues that are relevant and responsive to Australian society and its spheres of engagement.
A grant to fund the sending of lawyers to disaster areas to provide legal advice on insurance matters.
A grant to establish new document-signing services in the outer east to serve the communities of Maroondah, Murrindindi and Yarra Ranges.
A grant to fund a pilot program for an app that aggregates and displays information from the La Trobe University Law Students' Association and automatically distributes it to its members.
A grant to fund factsheets and hold a forum that addresses key legal questions and issues that have been identified by permanent-care parents and guardians, including where to obtain help in dealing with these matters.
A grant to provide partial funding for a conference to facilitate a thorough judicial and academic analysis of Victorian human rights under the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic).
To review the legal needs of the community that Fitzroy Legal Service seeks to serve to ensure its services remain relevant.
This project was funded to create a new state-wide Discrimination Law Clinic to help the legal and community sector to identify and address all types of discrimination, including age, race, religion, gender and disability discrimination.
A grant to develop online video guides to help Victorians have a greater say in planning decisions being considered by VCAT.
A grant to fund the training of medical practitioners to identify and refer people who need legal help to an appropriate legal service.
A grant to fund a series of three-minute videos explaining which human rights are protected by Victorian law.
A grant to fund support for isolated people with intellectual disabilities to make their own decisions by matching them with an appropriately trained volunteer.
A grant to fund an online game teaching primary students about the concept of human rights.
An online guide for public interest and community law sector careers for Victorian lawyers and law students.
To develop and promote a series of legal information videos for young people.
A grant to conduct in-depth research into the issue of grooming in Victoria.
A grant to develop a curriculum that can be integrated into adult education classes to promote better understanding of the law.
A grant to develop and distribute a new information booklet for women in Victoria who are at risk of, or are suffering from, financial abuse.
A grant to prepare, print and distribute an anti-sexting education pack to every secondary school in Victoria.
A grant to develop an interactive webpage to engage with the community and enhance access to justice.
A grant to fund an exhibition to commemorate the WWI centenary through stories of men from the legal sector who fought in the war.
A grant to conduct a pilot project with the four libraries in the City of Wyndham to help library users lodge disputes and complaints online using library computers, and to produce a comprehensive complaints manual provided by the legal service.
A grant to expand an investigation into the effects of media shaming for minor crimes in Victoria.
A grant to fund the production of The vagina monologues, culminating in two performances.
A grant to reprint anti-sexting postcards to distribute across the western suburbs of Melbourne.
To use the popular game of bingo to provide a short, simple and fun introduction to deeming concepts.
A grant to fund a nine-day residential program run by YMCA youth leaders to educate and engage participants from across Victoria on parliamentary procedure, law-making processes, public speaking and social issues.
To redevelop the website for Casey Cardinia Community Legal Service.
To produce a culturally specific elder abuse pamphlet for the Gunditjmara Aboriginal Co-operative.
A grant to fund an exhibition of Sir Redmond Barry documents and artefacts. There are few who could claim to have had such a fundamental impact on the development of Victoria's cultural, educational and legal landscape as Sir Redmond Barry (1813–1880).
A live radio show from inside Victorian prisons that gives voice to imprisoned Indigenous men and women to discuss legal and justice issues.
A grant to fund a mobile exhibition on the international humanitarian legal rights and services available to Victorians.
A grant to undertake a pilot education program in basic credit and debt law for prisoners at Port Phillip Prison.
A grant to fund a forum to commemorate the achievement of community legal centres over the past 40 years and to discuss the future directions for the sector.
A grant to produce a guide for case managers working with prisoners to identify legal issues and take practical steps to assist with and refer legal issues.
A grant to develop a webpage, 'Hub for youth legal issues'.
A grant to create a study guide for the foundation-funded documentary Even girls play footy.
A grant to fund a short documentary about elder abuse called Ghost train.
A grant to publish and distribute a booklet of presenter transcripts from the Gender, Drug Offences and Criminalisation forum.
This project documented the experiences of people who have received default judgments for debt-related problems, and identified improvements that could be made regarding access to information, advice and support.
To develop a diary providing legal information to people over 60 years of age.
To develop 10 articles containing legal information to improve the safety of street-based sex workers, and to produce information pens.
A grant funding for a pilot project for secondary school students that addresses family violence.
Research addressing the structural and ethical challenges of conflicts of interest in rural and regional legal practice
A grant to commission a study into issues surrounding conflicts of interest in rural and regional areas.
A grant to create an online virtual experience for VCAT users and to help members of the community access VCAT's services.
Funding was used to distribute information to site tenants living in caravan and residential parks across Victoria about their right to establish residents’ committees.
A grant employ a community legal education officer and to publish information for the Greater Shepparton community regarding the introduction and monitoring of the Place-based Income Management trial.
A live radio show from inside Victorian prisons, giving a voice to incarcerated Indigenous men and women.
To develop an interactive tour to help Victorians navigate the coronial process.
Research project to identify the specific legal issues and experiences of Indigenous youth in north-west Victoria
This grant was used to fund La Trobe Law School’s research into the current legal issues and experiences of Indigenous youth in three rural towns, focusing on their experiences of policing and experiences within the justice system.
A grant to fund the research paper 'Reform of consumer lease contracts – ensuring greater protection for consumers'.
A grant to fund the documentary launch and premiere screening of the film Even girls play footy.
A grant to fund a display celebrating the bicentennial of Sir Redmond Barry and his contribution to the Supreme Court of Victoria.
A grant to produce and air three announcements that provide legal information in an accessible and easy-to-understand format for migrant women in Victoria.
To update the 'Smart Justice' factsheets and develop 10 new factsheets.
A grant to fund the production and distribution of a postcard warning young people about the dangers of sexting.
A grant to assist with the funding of a biennial conference to strengthen disability advocacy in Victoria.
To develop and publish Promoting justice through clinical legal education.
A grant to update Rural Housing Network’s Almost home, which provides information for homeless young people moving into transitional housing, and, ultimately, for independent living.
New and emerging communities in Yarra: improving interactions between young people and legal organisations
A grant to improve the interactions newly arrived young people have with criminal justice and legal organisations.
To prepare two factsheets for people experiencing homelessness to explain their rights in relation to voting, and income as part of the social security system.
A grant to develop a video dramatisation of the DPP v Daniel Jones case study. The video will be used for legal education at Australian universities as part of the Advocacy manual: the complete guide to persuasive advocacy.
Documenting the effectiveness of lawyer-assisted mediation at the Sunshine Family Relationship Centre
A research project to document the successful outcomes of Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre lawyers attending family dispute resolution mediation at the Sunshine Family Relationship Centre.
This grant was used to fund the publication costs of the May 2012 edition of Parity magazine.
A grant to fund a legal workshop for young Victorians who use digital sampling in the production of their music and art.
A grant to produce a DVD marketed to the youth sector and secondary students to give young people an overview of the legal issues affecting them and how Youthlaw and other legal services can help.
To fund the attendance of panel members for the Writing for Justice forum at the 2011 SheKilda festival.
A grant to identify and determine the major legal issues and experiences of youth in four youth hubs in the western suburbs: Sunshine, Melton, Wyndham and Footscray.
A grant to fund a report that explores the application and relevancy of the concept of environmental justice in Victoria, and in Australia more broadly.
This project examines why a high number of clients experiencing financial hardship are sued by local councils for unpaid rates. Grant no.: G11-045
A grant to translate the intervention order video Steps 2 safety into key community languages.
A grant to fund a documentary about three girls who took Football Victoria to VCAT.
Youth-developed multimedia resources on 'stop and search' laws.
A grant to develop an online, personalised and interactive facility that will lead users through the important legal and personal questions when considering an enduring power of attorney.
A grant to scope and support the establishment of a centre that would respond to the growing inequity between rural, regional and metropolitan Victoria in the administration of the justice system and its provision of services and programs.
Anex were funded to investigate the legislative changes required for the introduction of syringe programs in Victorian prisons.
A grant to fund a research project assessing the impact of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic) on legal practice in Victoria.
To continue the bulk negotiation project with insurance and finance companies to write off debt for low income people and people with special circumstances.
A grant to fund a project to increase awareness and understanding of grandparents' rights following parental separation in the Greek community.
Safe keeping – enabling the families and friends of missing persons to effectively manage their affairs
Safe keeping – a guide to managing the affairs of missing persons explains what you can do to manage the affairs of someone who goes missing and where to find help.
A grant to fund a 10-week program to bridge the gap between the Australian legal system and Arabic-speaking youth living Hume and Moreland.
This grant was awarded to fund the transfer of material from Rural Law Online to Environmental Law Online.
Production of a patchwork wall-hanging reflecting individuals’ ideas and interpretations of the legal system, exhibited in a local community space.
A grant to fund the production of the social justice careers guide.
A research project focusing on mediation and the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer community.
A grant to fund the editing and indexing costs associated with publishing the manuscript written by Bryan Keon-Cohen QC on the Mabo case.
A research project assessing the understanding of the legal system and the law in the Victorian Liberian community.
A grant to translate a leaflet containing legal information into three Pasifika languages.
The grant was used to fund a law reform conference for students, legal professionals and the community.
A grant for the initial funding for the Criminal Bar Association quarterly bulletin.
A grant to fund the inclusion of an educational DVD in Victoria Police’s Weapons information kit.
To translate the Magistrates' Court Client Service Charter and brochure What registry staff can and cannot do for you into six community languages.
A grant to fund the investigation into ways to deliver legal information to sex workers.
Funding for a youth-focused performance piece on the the Victorian Human Rights Charter.
Printing of Race or reason? Police encounters with young people in the Flemington region and surrounding areas
Funding to print a report examining police treatment based on race and gender.
To train interpreters to assist those with hearing difficulties in court.
The grant enabled four lawyers from the Hume Riverina Community Legal Service to attend a training session at the Refugee and Immigration Legal Centre.
A grant to fund the promotion of a pilot community legal centre in the Goulburn Valley.
To create a legal education kit for communities affected by anti-terror laws.
To publish a number of resources: 'Build communities, not prisons' postcard campaign; report on CALD women in Victorian prisons; decarceration poster; storytelling project.