Legal Education Sessions
We facilitate free legal education sessions and workshops for young people, educators, youth workers, and professionals working with young people. We deliver community legal education that is relevant and in a style appropriate to the needs of each group or organisation.
In the first half of 2019 there will be limited staff to deliver this program.
Priority will be given to information sessions where the participants experience vulnerability and legal need. This may be where the participants are:
- engaged with the criminal justice system;
- in Flexible Learning Options programs;
- involved in community based health and wellbeing programs;
- living in residential care;
- require an interpreter;
- subject to care and protection orders;
- living with disability;
- exposed to domestic, sexual or family violence; and/or
- experiencing some kind of disadvantage.
Community workers who deliver services to young people who experience any of the above are also welcome to contact us about community legal education opportunities.
Popular topics of our legal education sessions include how to access free legal help, young people and the law, sexual consent and sexual assault laws, filming offences and legal issues to do with sending sexually explicit images, youth justice system, interactions with police, drug and alcohol laws, weapons and assault, family law, consumer rights, criminal laws, young people and employment, Australian legal system, and many others.
In 2018 we reached 1944 young people and workers in 87 different community legal education sessions or community liaisons.
To enquire about a session, please contact Melanie Robinson, Legal Education Officer, on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (08) 8111 5732.