Community Legal Centres across Victoria provide free legal advice to people experiencing disadvantage. Learn more.
The Federation leads and supports excellence in the community legal sector, promotes the purpose and value of community legal centres, and advances social justice and a fair legal system.
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Most people will suffer from a mental health challenge at some point in their lives. It is often the very fact of the injustice that our communities are experiencing that causes, or contributes to the mental health problems. It is clear that exclusion or marginalisation from society will impact upon the mental health of people. If you belong to a certain racial or religious group for example, and experience targeted and consistent discrimination - this would understandably impact upon your mental health.
Our plan for Victoria is that the next Victorian Government is proud to close prisons, rather than building more. The Federation of Community Legal Centres has an action plan to achieve this.
Across Victoria, our centres have reported an over 50% increase in racist attacks on African-Australians and other communities of colour this year.*
There are Community Legal Centres across Victoria. Click to find your nearest Victorian Community Legal Centre.