What we do
We aim to improve understanding of legal issues in the community to stop legal problems from happening or getting worse. We do this by:
- providing information on legal rights and responsibilities and common legal issues
- enhancing teachers’ and other workers’ capacity to deliver our legal education kits
- delivering legal education for groups that are at risk of social disengagement
- building relationships with community groups and organisations
- collaborating with, and supporting, other organisations that do this work.
We often collaborate with Victorian and national organisations on legal education projects.
Some of our current projects are:
- Accessible content project – making our website service information more accessible for people who need communication supports, including easy read and Auslan
- – resources to help workers develop information about the law that is accessible and effective
- – a training package to help prevent family violence in newly emerging culturally and linguistically diverse communities
- – educating young people on sexual consent, age of consent, sexting and cyberbullying
- Stay or go: young people, groups and the law – educating young people on co-offending
- – helping young people learn about their rights and responsibilities with police and protective service officers
- and – educating newly-arrived people about common legal issues.
Our past projects include:
- Below the belt – a phone app with information on sex and consent
- Connect sessions – delivering education sessions to mosques
- Do not Knock campaign
- Family Harmony sessions
- Relationships, young people and the law
- Space invaders – a theatre project focused on police powers
- Shepparton sessions for newly arrived communities.
We evaluate our education projects to check they are effective and learn how we can improve our work in the future. We share our findings to promote collaboration and learning across the legal assistance sector.
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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 11 August 2022