Strategic Plan 2016-19
NACLC Strategic Plan 2016-19
NACLC is the national peak body representing and providing services and support to Community Legal Centres (CLCs) in Australia. NACLC’s members are the state and territory associations of CLCs, which in turn represent around 190 community legal services in various metropolitan, regional, rural and remote locations. CLCs provide legal and related services to disadvantaged people in Australia.
NACLC is committed to respecting and working to promote and protect the human rights of everyone. As part of this commitment, NACLC advocates for equitable access to justice, fair laws and policies that recognise and protect human rights, including the rights and interests of CLCs’ diverse client communities, and for adequate government funding and support of CLCs and other legal assistance services. NACLC sees equitable access to justice as including ensuring that everyone can obtain legal advice and assistance regardless of their capacity to pay.
NACLC leads and supports CLCs across Australia to deliver quality legal and related services to their clients and communities and to develop, maintain and continuously improve strong and quality organisations. NACLC itself strives to model good practices and ensure continuous improvement in its own operations and services.
NACLC’s vision is to realise rights, fairness and equality for everyone.
NACLC leads, connects and sustains CLCs to realise rights, fairness and equality for everyone.
Our values and how we work:
- is a leader
- is independent
- acts with integrity and professionalism
- is client and service focussed
- adopts a human rights-based approach to its work
- adopts an evidence-based approach to its work
- works collaboratively
- is committed to quality, continuous improvement and a culture of review
- respects, values and is informed by the experiences of CLCs and legal assistance services and their clients, who are vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the community
- strives in its own work and advocacy, consistent with the principles contained in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, to respect and be guided by the experiences and perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and to obtain the free, prior and informed consent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples when working in partnership
- strives to create a respectful, supportive and cohesive workplace culture.
Our strategic priorities:
- Strive for equitable access to justice and the promotion and protection of human rights
- Proactively identify the sustainability needs of CLCs in collaboration with the sector and through other evidence, and drive initiatives to sustain healthy, viable legal assistance organisations and maximise ongoing service availability
- Advance the interests of CLCs and their clients, disadvantaged and marginalised people in Australia, by developing, maintaining and strengthening mutually beneficial collaborations with CLCs and with other key partners
- Guide the operation and oversee the wind-down of knowmore, supporting its clients and staff and preserving and building on its legacy
- Build a sustainable future for NACLC, modelling good practices.