Community Legal Services Program Reform Project

Community Legal Services Program Reform Project

The Community Legal Services Program Reform Project is creating a new framework to govern the administration and accountability of funding for community legal centres. The project is being developed in collaboration with the community legal sector in two phases:

  • phase one – design of the new funding and accountability framework
  • phase two – develop the contents of a new agreement to implement the framework.

Phase one

Work on phase one of the project is now complete. Key deliverables of this phase included:

Significant contributions from stakeholders in the legal assistance sector were crucial to the work undertaken in phase one. Their feedback has helped ensure that the framework reflects the range of experiences and needs across CLCs, Victoria Legal Aid, other funders and government agencies.

Download the phase one final report

Download the CLSP Reform project consolidated table of actions (docx, 27.63 KB) to see a quick reference of all actions in a single table. The full report provides essential context for these actions.

Phase two

Phase two of the project will develop details of the new agreement, based on the framework agreed in phase one. This will also be done in close consultation with the sector.

A project plan for phase two will be developed towards the end of 2018.


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