Victoria Legal Aid

Community education and projects

We provide legal education and resources to help build knowledge in the community about legal rights and responsibilities.

We provide legal education to help build knowledge in the community about legal rights and responsibilities. We also produce information to help people once they are in the legal system, and maintain a range of legal tools that can be used by teachers and other workers. Our focus is on early intervention to prevent legal problems from arising or escalating.

We often collaborate with other organisations across Victoria and nationally on legal education projects to benefit particular groups or to address specific legal issues. For more information, please Contact us.

Projects

Read how we planned, developed, delivered and evaluated our projects.

A kit for our staff to use when speaking and giving presentations about Victoria Legal Aid.

Australian law in orientation education kit

A kit for teachers teaching people in the Humanitarian Settlement Services Onshore Orientation Program.

Learning the law teachers’ kit

Learning the law is an online suite of teaching tools for secondary specialist school teachers.

Settled and safe

We are working with community partners to develop and deliver education sessions for newly arrived communities about Australian laws regarding family relationships.

Sex, young people and the law

We work with government, legal and community organisations to deliver legal education about sex and the law to secondary school students.

Stay or go?

A preventative education session for young people about the serious consequences of being involved in criminal activity when not the main offender.

Street law

A program focusing on young people’s rights and responsibilities when dealing with police officers and protective services officers.

What's the law? Australian law for new arrivals

We work with legal sector, community and government partners to deliver legal education that addresses common legal issues encountered by new arrivals in their first years of settlement.

Past community education projects

Read about our past community education projects, including how we evaluated them.

Read our tips and download our checklists and style manual for Making community legal information.

Free resources

We produce a range of free publications, resources and educator kitsExternal Link for community workers and teachers. Some of these are produced in languages other than English. We also have videos about the law.

Contact

If you are interested in finding out more about our community legal education projects, or how to collaborate with us on a project, please contact:

Community Legal Education
Email: cle@vla.vic.gov.au
Phone: (03) 9269 0234 and ask for Community Legal Education

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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.

We help Victorians with their legal problems and represent those who need it most. Find legal answers, chat with us online, or call us. You can speak to us in English or ask for an interpreter. You can also find more legal information at www.legalaid.vic.gov.au

Reviewed 13 May 2022

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