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Advocating for young people

August 10, 2022

Advocating for young people

When we think of the law, we often think it is the domain of adults, of those over the age of 18 who are most likely to be impacted and need support from legal professionals.

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June 09, 2022

Community Legal Centres on the Frontline: Women in Mitchell Shire supported to help other women address family violence

A new program for women in Mitchell Shire will help address the very high rates of family violence in the community.  

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New report reveals inclusive nature of the community legal sector

May 13, 2022

New report reveals inclusive nature of the community legal sector

The Victorian Community Legal Centre workforce is more inclusive than the public service, a new report from the Victoria Law Foundation has found.

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Budget response: Community Legal Centres need to be at the heart of a healthy Victoria

May 03, 2022

Budget response: Community Legal Centres need to be at the heart of a healthy Victoria

The Federation of Community Legal Centres has welcomed the Victorian State Budget’s focus on improving healthcare services across Victoria but notes that to ensure a fair and just Victoria, community legal services need to be better funded into the future.

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Community Legal Sector Calls for a Smarter Approach to Justice

October 26, 2021

Community Legal Sector Calls for a Smarter Approach to Justice

The Federation of Community Legal Centres Victoria (the Federation) has joined the chorus of legal centres, social services and human rights organisations making a united call for a ”smarter criminal justice system” - one that identifies the social determinates of crime and reinvests in community-led solutions.

Speaking at the Inquiry into Victoria’s Criminal Justice System, Federation CEO Louisa Gibbs called for a “radical rethink” of the way Victoria approaches criminal justice.

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