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1. The Blurred Borders Project
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid WA
Contact Person: Jane Stewart
Jurisdiction: WA NT
Date Added: 14-12-2018

Many culturally connected Aboriginal communities span the Northern Territory/Western Australia border. Different laws apply on each side of the border, which can create confusion about the law for local Aboriginal people. The aim of Blurred Borders is to produce resource kits for legal and community service providers working with Aboriginal people in the NT/WA cross-border region. The resource kits use visual art and storytelling to help explain, in a culturally accessible way, the key legal concepts around bail and the criminal process, and family violence. These resources are also helpful for non-Aboriginal people and have been used with CALD individuals and those with cognitive impairments.

2. Get to Know your AVO
CLC/Agency: Intellectual Disability Rights Service
Contact Person: Janene Cootes
Jurisdiction: NSW
Date Added: 31-10-2017

The project set out to fill a gap in the information available for people with low literacy, learning disability or intellectual disability who are potential or actual defendants in the AVO applications or who have been charged or at risk of being charged with a breach of AVO. This aim was to be achieved by creating a resource which would assist this audience to better understand AVOs and the sort of behaviour that might lead to an AVO, the legal process and the options they need to consider if an AVO application is made against them, the practical implications of AVO conditions and the importance of complying with the conditions of an AVO and a the consequences of breaching an AVO. The resource is a short film with a cautionary duel ta...

3. Family Law and Family Violence in Australia
CLC/Agency: Fitzroy Legal Service
Contact Person: Jen Ward
Jurisdiction: VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 05-09-2017

A booklet with information on: What is Family Law in Australia Definitions of Family Violence Family Violence intervention orders, including the role of the police. What happens to children during separation and divorce Helpful contacts for both perpetrators of violence and victims/survivors of family violence Available in: Plain English, Simple English (for low English-literacy levels), Arabic, Chinese (simplified) Dinka, Oromo, Somali and Vietnamese.

4. Gippsland Legal Assistance Forum
CLC/Agency: Gippsland Legal Service
Contact Person: Bruce Mapperson
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 22-06-2017

Aims of Gippsland Legal Assistance Forum 1. To act as a contact point for legal services assisting disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals in the region; 2. To provide a forum to enable legal services and communities of interest to exchange information and identify local issues requiring support or response; 3. To build the capacity of legal services across the region, and 4. To coordinate the promotion of legal services and the delivery of community legal education across the region. Strategy We will meet these aims by: • Being the recognised central point of legal services in Gippsland. Where possible and appropriate, collating information, research and projects which support the aims of GLAF; • Encouraging organisations to...

5. Community Law Toolkit
CLC/Agency: Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission
Contact Person: John Jablonka
Jurisdiction: NT
Date Added: 31-01-2017

The Community Law toolkit is for service providers, lawyers and community leaders working with Aboriginal people living in Darwin Aboriginal Communities. The kit was created in 2015-16 as part of a project to understand and respond to legal education needs of Aboriginal people living in Darwin Aboriginal Communities and increase access to and understanding of the Northern Territory (NT) legal system.

6. Northern Territory Law Handbook
CLC/Agency: Multiple agencies
Contact Person: Dorothy Fauls
Jurisdiction: NT
Date Added: 27-01-2017

The NT Law Handbook is an easy-to-read guide to law in the Northern Territory. This approach to providing the community with plain language information on a comprehensive range of legal topics has been developed by AustLII, the NT Legal Aid Commission and the Darwin Community Legal Service, with the support of the Law Society of the Northern Territory Public Purposes Trust. Over 70 people from the legal community, government and community agencies donated their time, expertise and effort to ensure that the text is up-to-date and accurate. All sections have links to the primary legislation and case law as well as further information, including contacts should you require legal advice. Simply browse and click on any of the more than 100 ...

7. LawInfoNT
CLC/Agency: Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission
Contact Person: Dorothy Fauls
Jurisdiction: NT
Date Added: 27-01-2017

LawInfoNT is a website with plain language information about the law for people in the Northern Territory. You can read, watch, listen or look at information; get information in different languages; and find a legal service near you.

8. Firearms and Family Violence
CLC/Agency: St Kilda Legal Service
Contact Person: Suzan Gencay
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 16-01-2017

In May 2016 St Kilda Legal Service implemented the Family Violence Firearms Project to reduce the risk to a protected person under a family violence invention order , by restricting the perpetrator’s access to firearms. We produced a flier and website.

9. Youth in Action – Family Violence Hand Out
CLC/Agency: St Kilda Legal Service
Contact Person: Suzan Gencay
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 16-01-2017

Take the Relationship Quiz St Kilda Legal Service with the Gender Equity Steering Committee, (including the City Of Port Phillip, Stonnington City Council, Women’s Health in the South East and Bentleigh Bayside Community Health) have produced this fantastic handout for young people about Family Violence. Take the Relationship Quiz and find out if his behaviour is OK?

10. Revenge Porn Resource
CLC/Agency: St Kilda Legal Service
Contact Person: Suzan Gencay
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 16-01-2017

Revenge Porn St Kilda Legal Service have produced this resource to inform people of their rights if they’re the victim of revenge porn. Revenge porn is intimate images or videos that have been intentionally distributed without the consent of the individual involved and the distribution of the image is contrary to community standards of acceptable conduct.

11. Social Media, Cyberbullying and Sexting
CLC/Agency: Murray Mallee Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Allie Collyer
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 09-01-2017

In conjunction with Victoria Police, MMCLS held a community information night focussed on intervention orders and family violence. The session delivered by MMCLS focussed on social media, cyber-bullying and sexting as these had been flagged by VicPol as local issues which were related to intervention orders.

12. The Queensland Law Handbook Online
CLC/Agency: Caxton Legal Centre
Contact Person: Camielle Donaghey
Jurisdiction: QLD Commonwealth
Date Added: 06-01-2017

The Queensland Law Handbook online is a comprehensive, plain-English legal resource designed to help you deal with your legal problems.

13. Domestic and family violence: Connecting your clients to Legal Aid Queensland’s services
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid Queensland
Contact Person: Katherine Bowden
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 03-01-2017

Presented by Legal Aid Queensland on 27 May 2016. This webinar provides an overview of Legal Aid Queensland’s services for people experiencing domestic and family violence and includes: • a case study exploring common legal issues experienced by women fleeing domestic violence and how Legal Aid Queensland assists them • Our integrated approach to helping clients experiencing domestic and family violence including: - referral pathways to connect vulnerable people to our services - an overview of our social work services, including court-based assistance - our legal advice, representation and court-based domestic violence duty lawyer services • the Legal Aid Queensland website — domestic violence resources and ...

14. Family law overview: our services and how to access them for your clients
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid Queensland
Contact Person: Katherine Bowden
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 03-01-2017

Presented by Legal Aid Queensland on 19 August 2016 This webinar provides an overview of Legal Aid Queensland’s family law services and covers: • family law overview: separation and divorce, arrangements for children, family dispute resolution and property settlement basics • how disputes and arrangements in this area are regulated • how to help clients access their legal rights through Legal Aid Queensland’s Family Law Services.

15. Bingo for Patients
CLC/Agency: Peninsula Community Legal Centre
Contact Person: Andrea Staunton
Jurisdiction: VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 22-12-2016

An interactive 'bingo' style presentation to help patients identify legal issues and link them to legal help (building on the 'Legal Lingo Bingo' tool developed by Eastern CLC). This is an ongoing project, delivered monthly to patients in collaboration with a local hospital.

16. Age Stage Radio
CLC/Agency: Peninsula Community Legal Centre
Contact Person: Andrea Staunton
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 22-12-2016

Segment on RPP FM program dealing with legal issues for older people. Topics included: legal need, wills, powers of attorney, elder abuse, neighbour disputes, consumer issues, driving and accidents.

17. Cycle of Violence - Family Violence Resource Kit
CLC/Agency: ARDS Aboriginal Corporation
Contact Person: David Suttle
Jurisdiction: NT
Date Added: 21-12-2016

This resource kit aims to improve Yolŋu understanding of the dynamics of family violence using a unique metaphor developed in partnership with Yolŋu – traditional knowledge about the cycle of the seasons. The resources encourage people to reflect on what action they can take to keep their children and families safe. They will be of benefit to Yolŋu workers and services more broadly when they are working with Yolŋu. The CD contains a series of radio plays describing each phase of the cycle of violence. The poster is a large laminated A1 size perfect for group settings and provides a visual representation of this, with icons of people, fauna, flora and atmospheric phenomenon according to the Yolngu cycle of season...

18. Family Violence
CLC/Agency: Barwon Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Jillian Chapman
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 24-11-2016

We provided a free information session to community workers during the Barwon Month of Action to Stop Family Violence Against Women and Children.

19. Legal Health Check POP UP shops!
CLC/Agency: Barwon Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Jillian Chapman
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 24-11-2016

To celebrate Law Week this year we were out in our community offering free legal health checks and a shot in our blizzard machine to win instant prizes. A legal health check is a conversation starter to help people identify their legal problems and get help. There was an opportunity for community members to have a one–on–one chat with a legal professional and also take away resources to read at home. We ran six successful days of events in three locations, spending time at Bellarine Village in Newcomb, Colac Woolworths and Market Square in Geelong and spoke to over 1200 people.

20. Flash Mob
CLC/Agency: Barwon Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Jillian Chapman
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 24-11-2016

On Saturday 12 November, Barwon Community Legal Service joined staff from Bethany Community Support, Diversitat, City of Greater Geelong and a bunch of young people to stop traffic in Geelong CBD between Market Square and Westfield Shopping Centres. The group surprised unassuming shoppers with a Flash Mob dance in the street that was aimed at raising awareness about respect and healthy relationships. This Flash Mob community campaign is one of many events being run as part of the Barwon Month of Action to Stop Men’s Violence Against Women. www.monthofaction.com.au

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