Integrated models of legal and non-legal services are increasingly being used to address the needs of clients of Community Legal Centres. Models of integrated service are an innovative response to evidence that legal issues rarely exist in a vacuum and often result in, or arise from, a mixture of problems related to health, housing, finances, mental health, employment, education and family.
The Victorian community legal sector is at the forefront of delivering integrated legal services and health justice partnerships to the community. Community Legal Centres have developed long-standing partnerships with local organisations to provide early intervention and wrap-around support to people in need. The community legal sector has developed a strong evidence base which demonstrates the effectiveness of integrated legal practice models in the health space and other areas.
You can find a list of integrated practice evaluations here.