In 2015, Foundation was engaged by the Department of Justice NSW to investigate the quality and utility of NSW civil court and tribunal data to inform policy and practice. This is part of a broader Department of Justice NSW project to optimise the use of civil court and tribunal data for evidence-based decision-making.

Complete Data insights in civil justice report series:

Using court data to support planning legal assistance for First Nations people (Data insights in justice)

To enable legal assistance services to appropriately structure available resources and plan most effectively to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the justice system, it is important to…

Locating legal assistance demand: using courts data to support legal service planning for First Nations people in NSW

This project aimed to support service planning for the Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Ltd (ALS) by sourcing and analysing relevant data and devising a proxy indicator for demand for legal…

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families in Australian Coroners Courts: A review of the research literature on improving court experiences

Coroners courts in many jurisdictions throughout Australia are seeking ways to ensure their processes and practices are culturally sensitive, particularly for supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands families. This report…

Employment-related problems and inquiries to legal assistance services in NSW (Data insights in justice)

Understanding the characteristics of people who experience employment-related legal problems, such as their age, gender and Indigenous status, is important when planning legal assistance services. The LAW Survey and the…

Legal Aid NSW Domestic Violence Unit: process evaluation of the first nine months

The Legal Aid NSW DFV Strategy 2016-2018 aligns with government policies and priorities to ensure people who are affected by DFV receive high quality, client-centred and holistic services. The DVU…

In summary: evaluation of the appropriateness and sustainability of Victoria Legal Aid’s Summary Crime Program

In summary: evaluation of the appropriateness and sustainability of Victoria Legal Aid’s Summary Crime Program evaluates whether, following changes to the program in 2012-2013, VLA`s SCP is appropriate to client…