At the VLF we’re helping to build a better justice system through data, research and insights, and supporting all Victorians to understand our law and the way it works. We do this through three core functions: education, grants and research.
Our education programs are diverse. We connect the general community and school students with the foundations of our justice system and institutions through events like the Law and You Community Forum, Law Week and Law Talks. We also provide training for the legal sector to improve communication and the accessibility of legal information.
Through our Grants program, we fund projects which focus on particular types of law or parts of our community in need of more tailored support. We offer small and general grants to legal and community sector organisations, as well as Law Week grants to help groups run engaging events during Law Week.
We are establishing a new research function, looking at questions on access to justice in civil law. This is an exciting opportunity to use our good standing and extensive connections across the sector to build a sound evidence base on the way the Victorian justice system works. More information on this area of our work will be available soon.
These three functions support each other with insights and networks, and collectively will make a valuable contribution to our justice system and our democracy.
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