December 16 2014
Victoria Law Foundation grants recipients announced
Victoria Law Foundation has awarded $108,295 to four diverse legal projects that will help Victorians better understand the law.
Flemington and Kensington Community Legal Centre, Inner Melbourne Community Legal, Justice Connect and the Michael Kirby Centre for Public Health and Human Rights at Monash University received grants valued between $13,000 and $41,000 for targeted legal education projects.
Flemington and Kensington Community Legal Centre will provide education to young community members within the trial zones of Victoria Police’s forthcoming stop-and-search receipting trial in Dandenong and Moonee Valley police service areas.
Sick children and families at the Royal Children’s Hospital will also find support with a project by Inner Melbourne Community Legal, which will offer free legal advice at an onsite weekly legal clinic.
Justice Connect will produce a comprehensive suite of online legal resources to assist Victorian organisations to better understand and apply the law as it relates to volunteers, including written, audio and visual support materials.
The final grant was awarded to the Michael Kirby Centre for Public Health and Human Rights at Monash University, who will undertake research on the use of restorative justice for victim-survivors of sexual assault.
‘All of these projects will provide enduring benefits to Victorians by improving their experience and engagement with the law and the legal system’, said Victoria Law Foundation Executive Director Joh Kirby.
The foundation’s next General Grants round closes on 17 March 2015. To find out more about the foundation’s grants, including how to apply, visit www.victorialawfoundation.org.au/grants.
Victoria Law Foundation
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