Victoria Legal Aid

Aboriginal Services Strategy 2020–25

How we will work with Aboriginal legal services, practice partners and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to improve the quality of and access to our legal services.

Our Aboriginal Services Strategy 2020–25 outlines our commitment to becoming a client-centred organisation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The strategy intersects with our Reconciliation Action Plan 2019–21 to achieve meaningful changes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Victorian justice system.

The strategy guides us in ensuring Aboriginal self-determination is embedded within our service design and delivery. The objectives of the three focus areas are to be culturally appropriate and minimise barriers in accessing our legal services:

  1. Actively engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to increase access to services.
  2. Be client-focused and make informed decisions, based on evidence, to improve the quality of and access to services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  3. Support our practice partners to improve the services delivered to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Measures to evaluate the success of the strategy will be developed in consultation with Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Read the strategy

Contact

For more information contact Courtney McGann, Project Officer, Aboriginal Services at (03) 9269 0192 or courtney.mcgann@vla.vic.gov.au.

Disclaimer: The material in this print-out relates to the law as it applies in the state of Victoria. It is intended as a general guide only. Readers should not act on the basis of any material in this print-out without getting legal advice about their own particular situations. Victoria Legal Aid disclaims any liability howsoever caused to any person in respect of any action taken in reliance on the contents of the publication.

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Reviewed 18 May 2022

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