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To coordinate a workshop and seek sector collaboration to develop a plan to advocate for improvements to Victoria’s youth justice system.
A coffee van staffed by a barista, and a team of lawyers and community information volunteers, will visit new developments and isolated communities in the urban rural fringes of the City of Whittlesea where there very few community services.
A health justice partnership pilot between St Kilda Legal Service and Victorian Aids Council.
Videos on consent and relationships specifically developed for young people with an intellectual disability.
A resource package for young people about vehicle related crime including theft of motor vehicles, theft from motor vehicles, theft, burglary and traffic offences.
A two-day conference will showcase and discuss best practice governance for faith-based organisations. Keynote addresses, panel discussions and workshops will provide delegates with new knowledge, skills and resources for governance that meet the challenges of increased regulatory scrutiny and heightened community expectations.
To create a video to assist consumers and carers to understand the rights of compulsory patients under the Mental Health Act 2014.
During Law Week 2017, Eastern Community Legal Centre will host events across five Whitehorse and Manningham libraries, where the community can learn more about the legal system or test their knowledge of the law in a game of Legal Lingo Bingo.
This grant will provide transport for VCE Legal Studies students to attend a Law Week presentation and Q&A session for with lawyer Veronica Haccou. Veronica will share her experiences and the legal issues involved in the cases of the two 'Bali 9' Australians who were executed in Indonesia in 2015.
In partnership with the Law Institute of Victoria, Justice Connect will relaunch the Walk for Justice during Law Week 2017 in Melbourne and Geelong. The walk aims to engage the public on issues of access to justice; unmet legal need and free assistance of lawyers; and bring together people who share a common commitment to social justice.
Council on the Ageing Victoria and Transgender Victoria will organise a panel discussion during Law Week 2017 on the legal issues to consider in planning for the future by LGBTI communities.
Information sessions on discrimination and legal rights at Fitzroy and Richmond libraries during Law Week 2017.
A panel event during Law Week 2017 to raise awareness of criminal justice issues faced by women in Victoria.
In Law Week 2017, three information sessions on wills and powers of attorney will be held at local libraries for seniors residing in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne.
During Law Week 2017, St Kilda Legal Service, in partnership with City of Stonnington, will hold a forum focusing on barriers people with a disability face when accessing justice.
Bendigo Writers Festival will deliver two writers events at the Dunolly Courthouse in Law Week 2017.
A mock hearing of the 1907 Harvester Case revisiting one of the foundation judgements in Australian industrial relations. The mock hearing will take place in Banco Court during Law Week 2017.
St Kilda Legal Service will undertake focus group testing to inform the future delivery of a legal information resource for sex workers.
A free community resource to navigate the legal and planning processes that protect Victorian heritage places.
Tarwirri will develop a week of programming to promote and raise awareness of legal and policy issues affecting the Indigenous community in Victoria during Law Week 2017.
Moonee Valley Legal Service will develop a web tool that will provide a tailored response to user’s circumstances in relation to fines and infringements.
Council on the Ageing will develop a new practical and easy to use guide to assist the surviving partner and family to navigate the system.
A series of engaging public talks and workshops will be held in Bendigo coinciding with Law Week 2017, that promote understanding, discussion and debate of justice issues that are relevant and responsive to the Victorian community.
The Federation of Community Legal Centres will undertake a redevelopment of the Community Law website to better engage and communicate with its members, the broader community, the media, and policy and decision-makers.
A workshop held during Law Week 2016 on migration, family violence and legal rights for women from the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities and the services who support them.
To provide transport for local Legal Studies students to attend a Law Week 2016 presentation by local lawyer, Veronica Haccou, who was on the team that acted for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukarmaran who were sentenced to death and executed in Indonesia.
An expo style Law Week event promoting the work of the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service and ways they can help the Indigenous community in Victoria, with a particular focus on young people.
A legal health pop-up station during Law Week to assist people within the St Kilda catchment area identify legal issues and where they can get assistance.
To provide pop-up stalls during Law Week that aim to promote awareness and provide information to community members about their legal health.
A grant to produce culturally appropriate, plain English factsheets regarding Victorian legislation and policies concerning criminal record checks.
A participatory theatre project, held during Law Week, to engage young people and educate them about the key role played by the law and law reform when violence against women results in a fatality.
A grant to fund a performance by Melbourne Lawyers’ Orchestra, Habeas Chorus and Monash University Choral Society during Law Week 2016.
A mock trial during Law Week 2016 based upon an unexpected death of a hospital patient. The inquest will include a coroner, counsel, instructing solicitors and witnesses, and will allow for discussion and audience participation.
An entertaining and informative public event held at the Wheeler Centre where a panel of high-profile comedians and lawyers discussed and debated ridiculous laws.
An online and on-site exhibition, launched during Law Week 2016, celebrating the 175 th anniversary of the court. The exhibition will tour regional courts for the remainder of 2016.
During Law Week 2016, Bendigo Writers Festival in collaboration with Dunolly Historic Precinct will present Gideon Haigh, author of true crime Certain Admissions, in conversation with Magistrate Richard Wright and lawyer Brian Bourke.
Gippsland Community Legal Service will expand their community legal education program to reach a broad audience across the Gippsland region. They propose to use newspaper and radio to inform the community of relevant legal topics and solutions and referral details for legal advice and information.
For the production of five web-based factsheets on social security rights.
During Law Week, Barwon Community Legal Service will operate a pop-up site in a vacant shop across three sites – Geelong, Colac and Corio. Community legal centre lawyers will approach people passing by, offering them an incentive to undertake a legal health check. Through the legal health check, the organisation can identify legal issues and provide advice or referrals.
The Office of the Public Advocate will provide information to culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities on powers of attorney through a series of Law Week events.
This project will produce resources and webinars for youth workers and others working with young people about Victorian 'failure to disclose and protect' laws.
The Supreme Court of Victoria will update their Education Program to be a more engaging and interactive experience for VCE Legal Studies students.
This project will develop a program of community legal education activities based at the Sunshine Magistrates’ Court during Law Week 2016.
This Law Week project will present a panel discussion Youths and the Law where experts and young people will discuss issues relating to young people and the law.
Building on an already successful Talking Justice program, Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre will host a series of public presentations on topical legal and justice issues. The talks promote understanding, discussion and debate of justice issues that are relevant and responsive to the Bendigo community.
Funds were provided to print copies of an updated version of Social media safety: sexual assault and reporting options.
Fitzroy Legal Service Inc. was awarded funding 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.
Funding for this project allowed for the redevelopment of the National Trust’s popular culpable driving education program. The program engages students with the case of a young man charged with culpable driving in the County Court.
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.
This grant provided funding to produce a series of ten short videos, hosted by Lizzie O’Shea who talks to Australia’s key legal minds, explores important cases and reveals how Australian law works.
The Asian Australian Lawyers Association received funding to create a new website with improved functionality for their members and the public.
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.
Justice Connect was awarded funding 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 were held in Bendigo, timed to coincide with Law Week 2015, that promoted understanding, discussion and debate of justice issues that are relevant and responsive to the Victorian community.
This grant funded the recording of 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.
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.
A new online information hub providing practical legal resources to explain how the law applies to volunteers, and building community organisations’ capacity to deal with legal issues related to volunteers themselves.
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.
The project engaged a community legal education coordinator to hold a series of workshop intensives for professionals that addressed their legal obligations when working with young people and the legal issues often encountered by young people.
A grant to fund the creation of six downloadable employment-law factsheets.
A grant was awarded 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 investigated 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.
The Magistrates’ Court of Victoria received funding to create a new website for unrepresented clients in intervention order proceedings. The website, for both applicants and respondents, includes information about court processes, legal assistance and support.
Youthlaw were funded to conduct legal education sessions over twelve months to vulnerable and marginalised young people in inner Melbourne, outer urban and rural Victoria.
Fitzroy Legal Service Inc. were funded to design and organise a number of one-day legal training forums on the criminal justice system across metropolitan and regional Victoria. The forums helped 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.
The Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria partnered with Seniors Rights Victoria and created a audio-visual resource on elder abuse.
As part of an update of Smart Justice resources, ten factsheets were updated, four infographics were created and one new factsheet was produced.
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 that funded a series of public talks held in Bendigo in the week prior to Law Week 2014. The aim of the talks was 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 was awarded to establish new document-signing services in the outer east to serve the communities of Maroondah, Murrindindi and Yarra Ranges.
A grant was awarded to fund a pilot program for an app that aggregated and displayed information from the La Trobe University Law Students' Association and automatically distributed it to its members.
A grant that funded factsheets and a forum that addressed key legal questions and issues that had been identified by permanent-care parents and guardians, including where to obtain help in dealing with these matters.
A grant to provide partialy fund 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).
Fitzroy Legal Service Inc. was awarded a grant to review the legal needs of the community 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.
For the production of an online guide of public interest and community law sector careers for Victorian lawyers and law students.
Youthlaw produced five short animated films illustrating a young person's interaction with a police officer or a Protective Services Officer.
This grant funded 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 was awarded 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 was awarded 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 was awarded 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.
This grant produced 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 grant was awarded to produce 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 was awarded to fund a mobile exhibition on the international humanitarian legal rights and services available to Victorians.
A grant was awarded 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 funded the production of 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 developed a webpage, 'Hub for youth legal issues'.
A grant to create a study guide for the foundation-funded documentary Even girls play footy. The documentary tells the story of three girls who took Football Victoria to VCAT after being told they could no longer play on
A grant was awarded 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 grant was awarded to fund research into the experiences of people with default judgments awarded against them for debt-related problems.
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.
About the project This project examined why a high number of clients experiencing financial hardship are sued by local councils for unpaid rates.
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 was awarded to fund a 10-week program to bridge the gap between the Australian legal system and Arabic-speaking youth living in 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.
A grant was awarded to fund 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
Flemington and Kensington Community Legal Centre Inc. was awarded a grant to print a report examining police treatment based on race and gender.
Victorian Deaf Society was awarded a grant 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.