Hunter Community Legal Centre | August 2018/2019

Hunter Youth Law Service

This project will trial and evaluate the provision of a youth lawyer from Hunter CLC at Hunter Valley Children’s Courts on criminal list days, to provide civil and family law advice and assistance to young people waiting for their criminal matters to be called.

Amount approved: Up to $49,300.00

Newcastle Law School | August 2018/2019

Parents Helping Parents: Parent Peer Support Project

This project will provide education, support and advocacy to parents, delivered by trained and supervised peers, who are parents who have successfully navigated the child welfare system and can use this experience to help others. The project will be made up of a short induction to the care and protection system workshop, information and learning resources and peer court support.

Amount approved: Up to $49,990.00

Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services NSW | August 2018/2019

Domestic and Family Violence Podcast Series

The project will produce a series of 8 podcasts which utilise an engaging, narrative approach to increasing community knowledge about domestic and family violence. The podcasts will focus on seeking a protection order and how to access support from services. The podcasts will also provide information for family and friends on the types of support women may need to achieve safety when experiencing violence. They will explore the intersectional experiences of marginalised women such as Aboriginal women, CALD women, rural women, LGBTIQ people and women with a disability.

Amount approved: Up to $49,767.47

National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) | 2018

NACLC Conference 2018

To subsidise the cost of CLC workers travelling from rural and remote areas of NSW, as well as Indigenous delegates, to the 2018 conference in Sydney.

Amount approved: $5,000.00

Inner Sydney Voice | May 2017

Waterloo Redevelopment Capacity Building – Whiteboard Animation Project

The Waterloo Social Housing Estate is about to be redeveloped under a specific planning process, the State Significant Precinct. It is part of the SSP requirements that the proponent (Urban Growth NSW) engages with the community.
Inner Sydney Voice will produce a whiteboard animation video informing residents (particularly CALD members of the community and those who are traditionally more difficult to reach) about how to have their say as part of the statutory planning process.

Amount approved: $5,000.00

Mid North Coast Community Legal Centre (a service of Advocacy Law Alliance) | October 2017

LevelUP

The Centre will trial a service that provides specialised legal advice, education and support to young people transitioning from out-of-home care to independence and adult legal responsibility in the Mid North Coast FACS region.

Amount approved: Up to $145,000.00

Tenants’ Union of NSW | October 2017

‘Change management’ – making the transfer of social housing management better!

This project aims to minimise negative outcomes and foster best practice in law and policy during the transfer of tenancies from public to community housing providers. The intention is that this will lead to early intervention in resolving legal issues and improved tenant outcomes.

Amount approved: Up to $69,123.00

National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) | May 2017

NACLC Conference

To subsidise the cost of CLC workers travelling from rural and remote areas of NSW, as well as Indigenous delegates, to the 2017 conference in Canberra.

Amount approved: $5,000.00

University of Technology Sydney | December 2016

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in child protection decision-making in NSW

The project aims to document compliance with, and breaches of, Indigenous families’ and organisations’ rights to participation in child protection decision-making in NSW, to define what meaningful participation from an Indigenous perspective means, and to develop practical ways to implement Indigenous peoples’ participatory rights in child protection decision-making.

Amount approved: Up to $43,446.50

Women’s Legal Service NSW | November 2017

Grandmothers’ Rights and Advocacy Needs

To produce a report into the legal needs of grandmothers in Indigenous communities with caring responsibilities.

Amount approved: Up to $7,243.93

Arts Law Centre of Australia | November 2016

Artists in the Black Animations for TV

To use free-to-air and subscription television services, including SBS networks, particularly NITV, to distribute the Artists in the Black community service announcements, in order to reach the core audience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and inform the wider community about legal issues affecting Australian Indigenous artists and arts organisations.

Amount approved: Up to $5,000.00

Australian Centre for Disability Law | November 2016

Update to Booklet: Using Disability Discrimination Laws in NSW

To update ACDL’s booklet, ‘Using Disability Discrimination Laws in NSW’ to reflect contemporary cases/legislation.

Amount approved: Up to $5,000.00

Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) | December 2015

Bugmy Evidence Library

This project will build a body of material regarding the social disadvantage of certain Aboriginal communities, for use as evidence in sentencing matters. The Bugmy Evidence Library will be freely available for the use of the legal profession and the judiciary.

Amount approved: $36,241.00

Manning Valley Neighbourhood Services Inc | December 2015

Mental Health Information Referral and Court Peer Support Program

This is a project of the Taree/Forster region of the Cooperative Legal Service Delivery (CLSD) Program. It will develop and implement an information referral and court peer support program for people with mental health problems. The program will link these clients to appropriate legal and mental health services and support them as they navigate the criminal justice system and housing tribunal systems at Taree Court.

Amount approved: $46,520.00

Community Media CHY | December 2015

My Voice, My Ability, My Rights

The aim of the project is to educate and improve the knowledge of young people with a disability, their parents and the general public about their legal rights, disability advocacy, disability discrimination and the law. It will also highlight support programs available, including the NDIS. This will be achieved by training local young people with a disability to conduct interviews with people with disabilities and practitioners, and produce radio programs for community radio which will be available via podcast.

Amount approved: $14,077.00

Human Rights Law Centre | August 2015

Workshop on practical implementation of Justice reinvestment in Indigenous communities.

At this two day workshop the key community leaders, organisations and decision makers involved in Justice reinvestment will come together to discuss key opportunities and challenges faced by those involved in Justice reinvestment pilots. This small grant from the Law and Justice Foundation will make it possible for community members from Bourke and Cowra to attend the workshop which will be held in Sydney.

Amount approved:$5,000.00

Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies | August 2015

Giving Evidence in Children’s Court DVD

This project will produce and educational film for workers and managers in the non government sector who provide case management to children in out of home care. By targeting care workers specifically, the film will ensure key issues exclusive to care workers are addressed and the training commensurate with their knowledge of legal proceedings.

Amount approved: $32,246.00

Refugee Advice and Casework Service | August 2015

Self-representation Help for Asylum Seekers in the ‘Fast Track’ Process

The Fast Track Assessment Process was introduced for asylum seekers who arrived by boat in Australia on or before 13 August 2012. Under this process there is limited opportunity to appeal negative decisions on refugee claims. By holding education sessions and producing factsheets RACS will provide timely information and advice to asylum seekers representing themselves through this process.

Amount approved: $14,856.00

Intellectual Disability Rights Service | August 2015

The AVO Roundabout

This project will produce a film and a print resource specifically for people with learning or intellectual disabilities who are involved in AVO matters as defendants. People with learning or intellectual disabilities are over represented as AVO defendants and are prone to breaching the orders due to a lack of understanding. These resources aim to improve this situation.

Amount approved: $49,407.00

National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) | June 2015

NACLC Conference 2015

To subsidise the cost of CLC workers travelling from rural and remote areas of NSW, as well as Indigenous delegates, to the 2015 conference in Melbourne.

Amount approved: $3247

The Deaf Society of NSW | June 2015

Training for sign language interpreters working in courts

To provide customised ‘law for non lawyers’ training for sign language interpreters who work in legal settings (especially Courts and Tribunals), to enable them to better work with vulnerable and disadvantaged deaf people appearing in Court.

Amount approved: $5000

Intellectual Disability Rights Service | March 2015

Making Sense website: parents section

To complete the parents section of the Making Sense website, which will provide information to parents with intellectual or learning disability who are going through the care and protection system in NSW.

Amount approved: $4,525

Tenants’ Union of NSW | November 2014

Tenants’ Rights Factsheets in languages other than English

To improve and expand the legal information available for speakers of languages other than English, about their rights and obligations as tenants in NSW

Amount approved:$5000

South West Sydney Legal Centre | August 2014

Domestic violence hearing support research project

In this project, the Centre will trial a program that provides support and advocacy at Court for victims at ADVO hearings. With assistance from senior researchers at the Foundation, they will evaluate the impact this has on the victims’ outcomes.

Amount approved: $49,999.00

Rosie’s Place | August 2014

Double jeopardy

In partnership with the Education Centre Against Violence, Rosie’s Place will develop a training program and manual for workers providing services to children and young people with cognitive disability at risk of, or experiencing, child abuse.

Amount approved: $45,762.88

Financial Rights Legal Centre NSW | August 2014

Financial rights online self-help tool

The Centre will develop a letter generating program in which consumers can type in their personal details and print out accurate and professional legal letters for dispute resolution purposes. The Centre will actively promote this tool both to the general community and to specialist workers such as financial counsellors.

Amount approved: $12,000.00

Immigrant Women’s Speakout Association (IWSA) | August 2014

Forced and servile marriages CDs in community languages

IWSA will produce two radio plays that provide information on forced and servile marriage for members of the identified communities who engage in these practices. The plays will be broadcast on SBS radio and other community radio stations in eight languages.

Amount approved: $44,467.67

Mid North Coast Community Legal Centre (MNCCLC) | August 2014

REACH OUT: Access to civil law services for remote residents on the Mid North Coast

In this project MNCCLC will trial the delivery of legal services using video-conferencing facilities for residents living in remote areas of the Mid North Coast. Should the trial prove successful in reaching those clients, MNCCLC will implement the strategy as part of their ongoing service delivery to the region. The Foundation is providing some research expertise to evaluate the effectiveness of this model.

Amount approved: $50,000.00

National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) | May 2014

NACLC conference 2014

To subsidise the cost of CLC workers travelling from rural and remote areas of NSW, as well as Indigenous delegates, to the 2014 conference in Alice Springs.

Amount approved: $2,000.00

Community Legal Centres NSW | April 2014

CLCNSW Symposium 2014

To assist workers from rural, regional and remote CLCs in NSW to attend the CLCNSW Symposium in Sydney in May 2014.

Amount approved: $2,000.00

Tenants’ Union of NSW | February 2014

Residential parks law education project

To provide information and resources to residential park residents and key organisations regarding the new Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act 2013.

Amount approved: $46,688.94

Central Coast Community Legal Centre | February 2014

An empirical study on the impact of a duty advice clinic pilot project for unrepresented defendants in Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) matters at Wyong Local Court

To determine whether or not the AVO duty advice given by CCCLC at Wyong Local Court assists unrepresented defendants to understand and comply with their orders.

Amount approved: $4,932.25

Women’s Legal Service NSW | February 2014

Counsellors and Subpoenas in Family Law Issues Paper

To write and disseminate an issues paper about the current state of the law and practice around the issue of subpoenas in family law jurisdiction matters.

Amount approved: $4,237.20

Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre | July 2013

Roadmap of family law service use in the Lismore area

This project will identify services and document the roadmap that Aboriginal families take after separation, in the Lismore area.

Amount approved: $5,000.00

Barnardos Australia | August 2013

Beyond barbed wire

A pilot mentoring program in the Wellington area for women exiting prison, which will reduce their social isolation and connect them with relevant support services, in order to reduce re-offending and recidivism.

Amount approved: $35,000.00

Macarthur Legal Centre | August 2013

Debtors guide to local courts in NSW (4th edition)

This project will update and revise the plain language guide on debt in NSW.

Amount approved: $12,900.00

Inner City Legal Centre | August 2013

LGBTI safe relationship community legal education project (for workers who work with vulnerable people)

This project will develop resources and provide information and referral sources about domestic and family violence in LGBTI relationships to frontline workers.

Amount approved: $33,846.25

Mt Druitt & Area Community Legal Centre | August 2014

Mt Druitt and Area Community Legal Centre website phase 1

This project will provide a useful online resource in the Centre’s practice areas for clients in English and community languages.

Amount approved: $8,900.00

Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Limited | August 2013

Talking fact sheets

This project will increase the Aboriginal community’s awareness of and access to legal rights information through the development of a series of short videos that transform existing written ALS factsheets.

Amount approved: $45,500.00

Alzheimer’s Australia NSW | June 2013

Protecting people with dementia from financial abuse

This research project is to develop a discussion paper, education session and help sheet for people affected by dementia, their carers and service providers, regarding financial abuse of this group

Amount approved: $24,365.00

Southern Women’s Group | March 2013

Legal needs analysis

This research project is to explore the legal needs of socio-economically disadvantaged people in the Far South East region of NSW. The analysis will include an environmental scan of the Far South East region, analysis of data on expressed need and unexpressed need and identification of gaps in service delivery.

Amount approved: This grant is an in-kind research grant to the value of $5,000.00. LJF research staff will undertake the legal needs analysis for the identified region and provide a report to the applicant.

National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) | March 2013

NACLC conference 2013

A grant to provide funding to allow workers from community legal centres in rural and regional NSW to attend the 2013 conference.

Amount approved: $5,000.00

Shoalcoast Community Legal Centre | December 2012

South Coast Volunteer Court Support Program

A program to recruit, train and support adult volunteers who will provide information, direction, information, referral, liaison and support to people on list days at Nowra Local Court.

Amount Approved: $30,303.00

Centre for Children and Young People, Southern Cross University | November 2012

Promoting and protecting the legal and human rights of children with cognitive disability by reducing abuse, neglect and exploitation in and around school.

This is a research project that aims to improve current understanding of legal and human rights barriers to justice for students with cognitive disability who experience abuse, neglect and/or exploitation in and around school. The CCYP will work in partnership with the Australian Centre for Disability Law to conduct the research and disseminate the findings.

Amount Approved: $39,984.00

Public Interest Law Clearance House (PILCH) | August 2012

Pro bono legal assistance to recently arrived migrants – a pilot study.

This project was developed in response to emerging research about the legal needs of newly arrived migrants. It will design, implement and evaluate a pilot pro bono service that provides legal assistance in a variety of ways in a “one-stop shop” model, offered in partnership with a Migrant Resource Centre.

Amount Approved: $44,022.00

Jesmond Neighbourhood Centre | August 2012

Your rights and responsibilities legal advice project.

Jesmond Neighbourhood Centre will coordinate a series of community legal education sessions with local legal service providers on tenancy, family law and financial/consumer issues to people living in public and community housing and refugees in private rental in western Newcastle.

Amount Approved: $12,659.00

Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC) | June 2012

Video on Australian Legal System

To update a training video on the Australian legal system.

Amount Approved: $54,998.00

Welfare Rights Centre (WRC) | November 2012

Social security regional CLE and outreach clinic.

Welfare Rights Centre will conduct very targeted CLE to Centrelink clients and their local service providers on social security law, the Centrelink appeals process, and referral pathways.

Amount Approved: $4,580.00

Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) | August 2012

Streetcare Video Project: “Street Voices”.

PIAC will develop a series of short documentary style films featuring the members of the Homeless Persons Legal Service’s consumer advisory committee. PIAC will use the videos for their own training and awareness raising activities. The videos will also be made available to other organisations working in this area for training and awareness raising purposes.

Amount Approved: $4,870.00

National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) | April 2012

NACLC conference 2012

To assist workers from rural, regional and remote and Indigenous workers to attend the National CLCs conference in Adelaide.

Amount Approved: $5,500.00

Women’s Legal Services NSW | November 2011

Identifying family violence: resources for general practitioners

To develop a resource for domestic violence issues by female patients, particularly sole parents.

Amount Approved: $5,487.00

Child Abuse Prevention Service | August 2011

Family fundaments – CALD seminars

To deliver seminars on family law, healthy relationships and child protection to African and Arabic communities in Auburn and Blacktown.

Amount Approved: $12,850.00

Refugee Advice and Casework Service | August 2011

Information update for asylum seekers

To produce a brochure and range of factsheets for asylum seekers, providing information on protection visas, humanitarian and compassionate Ministerial intervention.

Amount Approved$44,453.00

Fairfield City Council | August 2011

Domestic violence reporting in CALD communities in Fairfield LGA

To develop a DVD for Vietnamese and Arabic speaking communities, explaining the criminal justice process of domestic and family violence.

Amount Approved: $38,995.00

Community Legal Centres NSW Inc | August 2011

CLCNSW 2012 State Conference

To maximise attendance at the conference by people from RRR areas of NSW

Amount Approved: $5,500.00

National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) | June 2011

NACLC conference 2011

To assist workers from rural, regional and remote and Indigenous workers to attend the National CLCs conference in Hobart

Amount Approved: $5,000.00

National Pro Bono Resource Centre | June 2011

Legal career guide – social justice opportunities

To produce an information guide for law students on how to get involved in improving social justice with the aim of increasing support for access to legal assistance for the disadvantaged and those with matters in the public interest

Amount Approved: $5,500.00

Hawkesbury Nepean Community Legal Centre | March 2011

Domestic violence and renting

To develop a resource for community members and community workers about recent changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 specifically relating to victims of domestic violence living in rental properties

Amount Approved: $11,951.50

Intellectual Disability Rights Service and Criminal Justice Support Network | March 2011

Making sense project: website for magistrates, lawyers, court staff, child protection workers and advocates in the care and protection matters involving a parent with intellectual disability

To increase access to justice and promote procedural fairness for parents with intellectual disability in care and protection matters by building capacity among magistrates, lawyers, court staff, child protection workers and advocates to understand and respond to the issues and needs of these parents going through the court system

Amount Approved: $33,330.00

Tenants’ Union of NSW | March 2011

Tenancy law in NSW: a practical guide

To write and publish a revised guide to tenancy law in NSW to assist members of the community to understand tenancy law and how to deal with tenancy problems

Amount Approved: $24,750.00

Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre | August 2010

Youth employment film project

To encourage youth awareness of workplace rights through the production of a DVD documenting young persons’ experiences with employment related issues.

Amount Approved: $4,965.00

Cancer Council NSW | August 2010

Cancer Council legal referral service

To pilot a legal referral service providing free legal services to cancer patients and carers.

Amount Approved: $33,462.00

Shoalcoast Community Legal Centre | August 2010

Demystifying the criminal justice process for Indigenous women who are victims of domestic or family violence

To develop visual resources to increase knowledge amongst south coast Indigenous women on the criminal justice process, their rights and how to access services within the local area.

Amount Approved: $31,500.00

Central Coast Community Legal Centre | August 2010

Community legal education for youth at risk

To increase youth knowledge of the law and legal rights through a series of presentations, an online resource and a referral process.

Amount Approved: $29,500.00

Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC) |

Rest assured: a legal guide to wills, estates and funerals

To publish and print the 4th edition of Rest assured: a legal guide to wills, estates and funerals.

Amount Approved: $10,540.00

National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) | April 2010

NACLC Conference 2010

To assist workers from rural, regional and remote NSW CLC to attend the conference in Melbourne.

Amount Approved: $5,000.00

Arts Law Centre of Australia | March 2010

Publishing fact sheets

To develop and publish fact sheets on copyright and related issues relevant to community publishing projects.

Amount Approved: $2,500.00

Hunter Community Legal Centre | March 2010

Promotional brochure for HCLC and HCCAS

To develop promotional brochures to raise awareness of the HCLC and HCCAS services to the Hunter region.

Amount Approved: $2,870.00

HIV AIDS Legal Centre (NSW) | March 2010

Immigration and HIV factsheet

To produce a factsheet detailing visa classes and the immigration process, available for HIV positive migrants.

Amount Approved: $4,528.25

HIV AIDS Legal Centre (NSW) | December 2010

Applying for probate factsheet 2009

To produce a factsheet describing steps to be undertaken in applying for probate or letters of administration.

Amount Approved: $3,528.25

Community Legal Centres NSW Inc | December 2010

CLCNSW 2010 state conference – RRR centres

To maximise attendance at the conference by people from RRR areas of NSW.

Amount Approved: $4,000.00

Refugee Advice and Casework Service | December 2009

Information update for asylum seekers

To produce a range of fact sheets providing information for asylum seekers in metropolitan and remote and rural areas in NSW on applying for protection visas and humanitarian or compassionate Ministerial intervention.

Amount Approved: $32,197.00

HIV AIDS Legal Centre (NSW) | December 2009

HIV sentencing, custody and courts 2009

To improve provision of services by legal practitioners, the judiciary, corrective services and police by producing a guide regarding issues affecting people living with HIV who interact with courts and/or prison systems.

Amount Approved: $31,743.00

Hunter Community Legal Centre | September 2009

Hunter outreach legal clinics – Raymond Terrace

To provide free face-to-face legal advice and assistance via a pilot legal outreach clinic for people in the Raymond Terrace area of the Hunter region.

Amount Approved: $4,788.00

Hunter Community Legal Centre | September 2009

Hunter outreach legal clinics – Dungog

To provide free face-to-face legal advice and assistance via a pilot legal outreach clinic for people in the Dungog area of the Hunter region.

Amount Approved: $5,000.00

Macquarie Legal Centre | September 2009

‘The Real Deal’ youth justice playing cards

To update and distribute a set of playing cards with legal tips aimed at young people to inform them of their legal rights.

Amount Approved: $20,000.00

National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) | August 2009

NACLC Conference 2009

To assist workers from rural, regional and remote NSW CLC to attend the conference.

Amount Approved: $5,000.00

Toongabbie Legal Centre Inc | August 2009

Website development

To develop a website to promote the activities and projects of the Toongabbie Legal Centre Inc.

Amount Approved: $5,000.00

Aged Services Learning and Research Centre | July 2009

Knowledge of and attitudes towards the legal rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people for appropriate end of life care

To research end of life care experiences of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in NSW and develop printed and internet resources to inform on legal rights and available legal mechanisms relating to end of life care.

Amount Approved: $39,150.00

Inner City Legal Centre | June 2009

Updating ICLC website

To update the content of the ICLC website to ensure online content continues to be relevant and accessible to existing and future clients.

Amount Approved: $2,343.75

Combined Pensioners & Superannuants Association of NSW | June 2009

Rights and responsibilities of older tenants

To provide community education sessions for older people who are tenants in private rental and social housing, carers and relatives of older tenants and organisations who assist older people, providing information on issues such as the private rental market, social housing, powers of attorney, wills and retirement villages.

Amount Approved: $5000.00

Older Women’s Network NSW | March 2009

How could they?

To develop and deliver a series of resources for the identification of elder abuse and the range of options and resources available to assist older women experiencing this problem.

Amount Approved: $5000.00

South Coast Family Pathways Network | March 2009

Legal referral kits

To produce 50 legal referral kits to assist people working in the family law legal system on the South Coast of NSW to better refer clients to legal services.

Amount Approved: $998.50

Tamworth Regional Council | March 2009

Domestic violence sticker campaign

To produce stickers to promote the Domestic Violence Hotline which provides information, support and referral for women experiencing domestic violence

Amount Approved: $3,720.00

Immigrant Women’s Speakout Association Inc. | March 2009

Domestic violence plays in community languages

To produce an audio CD outlining legal issues of domestic violence for women with low literacy levels from non-English speaking backgrounds.

Amount Approved: $47,500.00

Consumer Credit Legal Centre NSW (CCLC) | March 2009

Credit and debt postcard drop

To produce and distribute 6,000 educational postcards to assist consumers under financial pressure in the western Sydney suburbs.

Amount Approved: $13,798.00

Nambucca Heads Local Aboriginal Land Council | December 2008

Junior Local Aboriginal Land Council

To form a Junior Local Aboriginal Land Council for Indigenous and non-Indigenous school students from years 10 to 12 to provide the opportunity to learn about the role of land councils, in particular the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 and the Native Title Legislation

Amount Approved: $4,999.00

Lismore Neighbourhood Centre Inc | December 2009

Budget counselling and the legal system

A collaborative pilot program to assist young people, newly arrived migrants (including humanitarian entrants), indigenous families and those suffering housing stress to manage budget preparation, understand credit and debt issues, address related legal problems and access sources of assistance.

Amount Approved: $20,000.00

Welfare Rights Centre (WRC) | November 2008

Criminal law solicitor, social security prosecutions project

To achieve better representations of those people who are prosecuted for alleged Social Security fraud in NSW and, through this, develop better processes and outcomes

Amount Approved: $5,000.00

Mental Health Coordinating Council | November 2008

Mental Health Rights Manual – Edition 3

To revise and redesign the 2nd edition online manual to incorporate the latest legislative reform and new government directives.

Amount Approved: $25,761.00

Arts Law Centre of Australia | November 2008

Artists in the black on air

To develop a series of short audio information segments for Indigenous artists and their communities to be delivered through Indigenous and non-Indigenous radio networks.

Amount Approved: $15,720.00

University of Sydney Faculty of Education and Social Work | September 2008

Women’s access to legal protection from DV

To research and explore the experiences of women attempting to access protection from DV for themselves and their children through obtaining an ADVO

Amount Approved: $17,500.00

Aboriginal Family Wellbeing Service – Gurehlgam | August 2008

Indigenous community contact workers

To set up a pilot program to train Indigenous Australians  in 4 areas of NSW to provide alternate dispute practices to resolve differences and produce a manual

Amount Approved: $40,000.00

The Smith Family | August 2018

Developing knowledge of financial hardship provisions

To provide information on financial hardship assistance through the  delivery of financial literacy courses in the western Sydney suburbs

Amount Approved: $19,500.00

Community Broadcasting Association of Australia | August 2008

Your rights: legal information and services for people from CALD backgrounds in NSW

To produce six two-minute radio segments in Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Arabic, Vietnamese, Greek, Italian and Samoan to inform people from CALD backgrounds throughout NSW about their legal rights and responsibilities, build their knowledge of the justice system and inform them of legal services and resources available to them

Amount Approved: $40,040.00

Combined Community Legal Centres’ Group NSW | August 2008

Assessing legal needs of community legal centres and translating into service delivery

To more effectively target the legal services provided to economically and socially disadvantaged people in NSW by community legal centres in NSW, through the development and trialling of a model of evidence-based legal needs research and strategic planning

Amount Approved: $24,000.00

Redfern Legal Centre (RLC) | June 2008

Activist rights guide – writing and publication

To provide legal and referral information to people who attend political protests and civil disobedience by creating an Activists Rights Guide for publication on the RLC website

Amount Approved: $5,000.00

Disability Advocacy NSW Inc | June 2008

Mid North Coast Community Legal Needs Research Project

To prepare a Needs Analysis Report for a CLC covering the Mid North Coast

Amount Approved: $5,000.00

National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) | May 2008

NACLC Conference 2008

To assist workers from rural, regional and remote NSW CLC to attend the conference

Amount Approved: $5,000.00

Hawkesbury Nepean Community Legal Centre | May 2008

Promotional poster for Hawkesbury Napean CLC

To increase access to the centre’s services through the development, distribution and display of a promotional poster

Amount Approved: $5,000.00

Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW (MDAA) | May 2008

Disability rights awareness training for ethnic workers/communities

To develop and deliver a free 2 day training course in disability rights awareness for over 100 workers from different ethnic groups in five locations across NSW

Amount Approved: $15,500.00

University of New South Wales Faculty of Law | May 2008

Judicial directions and juror sleuthing: a case study approach

To respond to findings from the pilot jury study with proposals to enhance jurors’ compliance with the Jury Act 1977(NSW) and the fairness of the criminal trial process for defendants

Amount Approved: $20,114.40

Blue Mountains Disability Services Ltd | April 2008

Carers week forum – securing the future

To provide free half-day forum for people with disabilities and their carers on legal issues that impact on their future such as disability trusts, wills and decision making

Amount Approved: $2,500.00

Combined Community Legal Centres’ Group NSW | March 2008

NSW CLC State Conference – RRR Centres

To maximise attendance to the conference by people from RRR areas of NSW

Amount Approved: $5,000.00

Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Limited | February 2008

Evaluation of the Guide to legal services for Aboriginal people in NSW and the ACT

To achieve a working knowledge and understanding of the Guide’s shortcomings and strengths as a resource tool, in terms of its accessibility, use and value for Aboriginal people seeking legal information, support and assistance in their area

Amount Approved: $2,200.00

Welfare Rights Centre (WRC) | February 2008

Independent Social Security Handbook online edition

To provide free access to the Independent Social Security Handbook Online for community and welfare agencies in NSW and to enable the continued production and publication of the online edition

Amount Approved: $25,000.00

Albury Justice Support Network | February 2008

Court support program Albury

To extend this service for people with intellectual disability accessing Albury Police station to include court support.

Amount Approved: $12,000.00

CRC Justice Support | February 2008

The justice maze: a guide to arrest, courts and sentencing in NSW

To produce a free DVD on the criminal justice system in NSW and associated issues relating to arrest, trial, imprisonment and release into the community

Amount Approved: $40,570.00

Redfern Legal Centre (RLC) | February 2008

Tenants’ advice factsheets

To provide written plain language legal information to private and public tenants in NSW regarding their rights and options under Residential Tenancy Law and the Department of Housing internal appeals process through the development of four specific guides

Amount Approved: $15,212.00

Macquarie Legal Centre | January 2008

Youth justice cards

To develop and distribute a high quality, engaging and informative legal resource for young people through the production of a special deck of playing cards, which aim to inform young people 14-21 years old about their legal rights and responsibilities

Amount Approved: $5,000.00

Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre | January 2008

Rural solicitor shortage research project

To improve the delivery of legal services in rural and remote areas of NSW through increasing the understanding of the current situation and possible strategies to improve the availability of lawyers in these areas

Amount Approved: $5,000.00

The Deaf Society of NSW | November 2007

Legal information in Auslan

To provide web-based information in Auslan about legal processes and services for deaf people

Amount Approved: $32,400.00

Welfare Rights Centre (WRC) | November 2007

Independent social security handbook 6th edition

To produce and distribute the 6th edition of the handbook

Amount Approved: $21,000.00

Vincentian Social Action Centre | September 2007

Working the system

To assess the effectiveness of providing training for community workers and volunteers involved with Campbelltown public housing estates, in raising awareness of government systems and how to influence decision making

Amount Approved: $4,170.00

NSW Rape Crisis Centre Inc. | September 2007

Improving access to support services for victims of sexual assault in regional and rural NSW

To increase capacity of NGO workers, enhance interagency networks and referral pathways, liaise with police and Indigenous women’s organisations and promote the services of the NSW Rape Crisis Centre

Amount Approved: $39,420.00

ACON – AIDS Council of NSW | July 2007

Same sex super community education campaign

To develop a website to provide people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in NSW, and members of the NSW Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) community with up-to-date information regarding the current superannuation entitlements for people in same sex relationships

Amount Approved: $12,400.00

National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) | May 2007

NACLC Conference 2007

To assist workers from rural, regional and remote NSW CLC to attend the conference

Amount Approved: $3,000.00

Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW (MDAA) | May 2007

Disability rights awareness training for ethnic workers

To update current training resource material and provide training for ethnic Community Workers and develop contacts with them for relevant organisations

Amount Approved: $4,500.00

National Children’s & Youth Law Centre | May 2007

Multimedia youth legal resources

Create a range of multimedia legal advocacy resources for young people that will act as prototypes for developments into new areas of online legal advocacy

Amount Approved: $4,875.00

Muloobinba Aboriginal Family Service | March 2007

Your family and domestic violence: the effects

To run a program for 12 participants about domestic violence with an accompanying kit and information pamphlets

Amount Approved: $8,250.00

NSW Young Lawyers | March 2007

New migrants handbook – translation and printing phase

To translate the New migrants handbook, which summarises a broad spectrum of the law as a general guide, into Arabic, Vietnamese and Chinese

Amount Approved: $19,900.00

Fairfield City Council | March 2007

CLE resource for emerging communities in Fairfield

To develop a visual resource for target communities with low literacy levels to raise awareness of the Australian legal system with particular reference to crime reporting, domestic violence, traffic offences and alcohol and drugs

Amount Approved: $22,410.00

North and North West Community Legal Service | March 2007

NSW rural, regional and remote CLC websites

To develop a website, online infrastructure and integrated online portal for all CLCs within the RRR network

Amount Approved: $23,401.00

Southern Women’s Group Inc | March 2007

Just a piece of paper: making your AVO work for you 2nd edition

To update and improve the text of Just a piece of paper, making your AVO work for you to increase the relevance of its information to the current needs of a greater range of women possessing AVOs throughout NSW

Amount Approved: $18,009.00

Hunter Community Legal Centre | March 2007

Youth law fact sheets

To develop eight factsheets to be used by legal practitioners and community workers when providing information, advice and support to young people aged 12-25 who are engaged in the legal system

Amount Approved: $4,607.40

University of Western Sydney, Penrith | December 2006

Pro bono students Australia

To contribute to wages, advertising and other equipment for the promotion and running of the pro bono students scheme

Amount Approved: $13,300

Australian Catholic University, School of Social Work | November 2006

Exploration of the Children and young persons Act 1998

To review the operation of section 90 of the Act through analysis of the process and outcomes of all applications for reinstatement of parental rights and responsibilities from July 2005 to June 2006

Amount Approved: $4,669.50

ACON – AIDS Council of NSW | November 2006

SWOP web resource project

To develop a plain language web based legal resource for the NSW sex industry providing relevant legal information in a number of formats and languages

Amount Approved: $29,426.79

Ballina/Byron Family Centre | November 2006

Expect respect

To improve knowledge, access and information of legal services in the Northern Rivers area for women aged 14-24 in relation to healthy and unhealthy relationships

Amount Approved: $20,000

The Richmond Fellowship of NSW | October 2006

Legal and financial issues affecting people with mental illness

To the financing of the workshop in order for participants to attend free of charge

Amount Approved: $500

Monaro Family Support Service – Bombala Office | August 2006

Bombala domestic violence awareness project

To assist with the reproduction of ‘Say no to violence’ help card and a ‘Relationship checklist’ resource, also the development of a local media communications strategy

Amount Approved: $3,330

Central Coast Disability Network | July 2006

Central Coast justice support project

To conduct a pilot project to develop a sustainable model of corporate volunteer support to assist people with disabilities in contact with the criminal justice system

Amount Approved: $23,409

Disability Studies and Research Institute | July 2006

Barriers to accessing legal and human rights for people with disability

To develop a legal and human rights based framework for understanding barriers to the reporting of abuse, neglect and exploitation which, when promoted in the field, will influence the views and responses of service providers, managers and policy makers

Amount Approved: $27,000

Environmental Defenders Office | July 2006

Improving delivery of Environmental Law services to Aboriginal clients in NSW

To improve delivery of Environmental Law services to Aboriginal clients through the employment of an Aboriginal Liaison Officer; outreach, consultation and liaison with key stakeholders; preparation of promotional materials and information resources; delivery of professional training and community education for Aboriginal organisations and communities

Amount Approved: $29,000

Mt Druitt & Area Community Legal Centre | July 2006

Accessing justice: ‘a how to guide’ to effective self-representation in the local court

To produce a DVD educating defendants (especially first-time offenders) residing in the Blacktown area in effective self-representation in the magistrate’s court upon entering a guilty plea

Amount Approved: $1,186

Combined Community Legal Centres of NSW | July 2006

CLC community education training workshop

A training workshop for 20 CLC staff providing knowledge and skills on how to develop and deliver community legal education particularly for marginalised and disadvantaged groups

Amount Approved: $4,500

National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) | February 2006

NACLC conference 2006

To assist workers from rural, regional and remote NSW CLC to attend the conference

Amount Approved: $3,000

Centre for Volunteering NSW | February 2006

Volunteering and the law in NSW

To fund the collection and assessment of all current legislation in NSW that impact on volunteers and organisations employing volunteers and to compile a set of rights and responsibilities for them

Amount Approved: $4,993

Consumer Credit Legal Centre (NSW) | February 2006

Specialist insurance caseworker for consumers – a pilot program

An 18-month pilot of an insurance caseworker position to provide advice services to low income or otherwise disadvantaged consumers and to raise the profile of insurance issues

Amount Approved: $30,000

Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) | February 2006

Law for non-lawyers

To equip individuals and community groups with the necessary knowledge and skills for their effective participation in the legal system and legal process by researching and developing a former RLCP course about the law targeted at non-lawyers

Amount Approved: $15,000

Port Macquarie Neighbourhood Centre | February 2006

Justice support network in Port Macquarie

To utilise the Port Macquarie neighbourhood centre volunteer referral service to identify, train and deliver personnel to provide support to individuals who are vulnerable at legal appointments and in dealing with the legal system

Amount Approved: $15,000

Mission Australia | February 2006

Hunter homeless law and advocacy service

To establish a pilot mobile legal service which would provide pro bono legal advice to all people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the Hunter region

Amount Approved: $35,000

Community Restorative Centre | February 2006

Families of prisoners training package

To develop a comprehensive training resource to be delivered by CRC staff to a range of government and non-government agencies throughout NSW to increase their understanding and capacity to better identify and address the needs of families of prisoners

Amount Approved: $7,000

Disability Discrimination Legal Centre (NSW) | February 2006

Disability discrimination law case studies

To produce a plain language guide for people with disability to the practical challenges and implications of making a complaint under discrimination law

Amount Approved: $17,368

Network of Community Activities | February 2006

Course and manual development for OOSH

To produce a six hour training course and accompanying manual based on the area of legal and ethical issues for out of school hours services

Amount Approved: $15,000

The Richmond Fellowship of NSW | December 2005

Seminar series for carers of young people with dual diagnosis

To compile and run a series of eight seminars aimed at the carers, families and friends of young people with dual diagnosis (co-existing mental health and drug/alcohol issues), about justice, legal and health issues that effect them

Amount Approved: $4,500

WorkVentures Ltd | December 2005

Victims of domestic violence and sexual assault workshops

Conduct two workshops for women in Claymore that will provide information about domestic violence and sexual assault and also provide details of the resources available to the women

Amount Approved: $3,285

The Sydney University Settlement | December 2005

Individual and household credit problems and their remediation within a poor neighbourhood

To discern and quantify common problems of local indebtedness against existing consumer protection provisions, the impact of debt upon individual and collective wellbeing, and the utility of different forms of legal intervention and advocacy for debtors in varying circumstances

Amount Approved: $24,375

Kingsford Legal Centre | September 2005

Getting off the referral roundabout – phase 2

To fund the completion of the final stages of production and distribution of a plain language training DVD and written training kit on how to make an effective referral

Amount Approved: $2,520

Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies | August 2005

Switching the light on child protection

To develop and distribute a CD-ROM that informs non-government community services staff about their mandatory child protection reporting responsibilities

Amount Approved: $30,599

Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby NSW | July 2005

Federal recognition of same-sex relationships: community consultation

To undertake a state-wide community consultation project on the different models of legal recognition for same-sex couples and produce a document providing recommendations on models for reform, to be used for community information and education, with the aim to promote equality before the law

Amount Approved: $18,000

Community Broadcasting Association of Australia | July 2005

Know your rights: legal information and services for people in rural and regional NSW

To produce six 60-second and six five-minute radio segments, accompanied by scripted information, highlighting a range of common legal issues that impact on people in rural and regional areas of NSW and to provide them to community radio stations, community and legal organisations to promote greater awareness of these issues

Amount Approved: $21,690

Intellectual Disability Rights Service | July 2005

Court, police and problems

To develop an animated educational CD on the rights of people with intellectual disabilities in the criminal justice system with a special focus on charging by police and bail conditions

Amount Approved: $5,300

University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law | May 2005

Jury comprehension and obedience to judicial directions

To obtain unique and important information on juror comprehension and obedience to judicial directions through a pilot study of ten criminal trials that will precede and inform a large scale study of 40–50 criminal trials to be conducted in 2005

Amount Approved: $15,419.45

Albury Wodonga Community Legal Service | April 2005

Separated parents in the Albury-Wodonga region area will be able to access comprehensive lists of local information/assistance services, sources and providers in a single kit will be collated and produced by the agency with the assistance of a grant of $3000.

The Work Place | March 2005

Solicitors familiar with legal issues commonly affecting disadvantaged local youth will lead 90 minute informal workshops fortnightly providing general advice on young citizens’ rights and responsibilities under the law with this grant of up to $2,850.

Consumer Credit Legal Centre | February 2005

Further funding has been granted to continue the work of the Arabic Radio credit and debt information Project, initially funded by the Foundation in 2003.

Gamilaraay Bagandi Aboriginal Corporation | February 2005

Sharing the Journey is the title of a seminar program which aims to reduce violence and abuse among young Aboriginal men. The seminar, which incorporates Journey to Respect, a program by the Department of Juvenile Justice and the Gilgai Aboriginal Centre Inc., has received a Foundation grant of up to $21,000

Immigration Advice & Rights Centre | February 2005

Information and understanding about the immigration system and the visa application process will be improved in the Chinese, Arabic and Farsi speaking communities with Foundation funding of up to $21,380 for translation of existing Centre materials.

Citizen Advocacy | February 2005

A Foundation grant of up to $23,163 will address the identified need for information and training on tribunal processes for people with an intellectual disability and their advocates.

Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) | February 2005

PIAC will use its approved grant of $23,182 to extend the community reach of its information kit Protecting Human Rights by translating its fact sheets into languages other than English.

Sydney Young Christian Workers | February 2005

School students starting their first jobs — casual and/or part-time — can learn about basic work rights such as entitlements, obligations, and grievance handling from the Worksmart Starter Kit, to be produced with the assistance of a Foundation grant of up to $15,744.

Consumer Credit Legal Centre (NSW) | February 2005

The Centre will use a grant up to $18,740 to edit, update and translate its current credit and debt fact sheets.

Welfare Rights Centre (WRC) | February 2005

An approved grant of up to $7,500 will cover the costs of translating fact sheets. General welfare rights and Centrelink has got it wrong. I want to appeal are to be produced in five key community languages.

Faculty of Law and Psychiatry Research and Teaching Unit, Liverpool Hospital, School of Psychiatry | February 2005

The faculty will use its grant of $25,326 for a research project examining how, in determining refugee status, the legal system currently understands/considers the psychological evidence of asylum seekers’ experiences. The project aims to improve the assessment of psychological evidence by developing further awareness and understanding of how asylum seekers’ are affected by traumatic experiences, and the impact of such experiences on their ability to express and describe incidents from their personal histories.

The Law Society of New South Wales | February 2005

Indigenous women from the Walgett region of NSW will be able obtain assistance in family law matters from Sydney-based legal practitioners. The Law Society will use a Foundation grant of up to $15,000 to refer women to available practitioners to draft up their affidavits.

NSW Association for Adolescent Health Inc | December 2004

The Law and Justice Foundation has awarded a small grant to assist the NSW Association for Adolescent Health Inc in producing a resource entitled Ethical and Legal Responsibilities of Health Workers Who Work with Young People. This booklet will be available both online and in print and is aimed at health workers who work with young people. This resource identifies the legal issues and responsibilities for these health workers including recent privacy legislation and provides valuable advice and contact details if further legal information is required.