COMMUNITY LEGAL EDUCATION
Northern Community Legal Centre is committed to working holistically with our communities, conducting activities that are grounded in principles of empowerment, human rights, inclusion, social justice, and self-determination. We recognise the many barriers to participation in justice processes that people experience, and how escalating legal issues can lead to further economic and social disadvantage.
Within a community development framework, we provide Community Legal Education (CLE) activities to raise awareness of how the law impacts upon daily life, and to assist community members to self-navigate the legal system. We prioritise our resources to have the most impact by targeting secondary school groups; client groups of settlement agencies and migrant resource centres; elderly groups; clients of family violence services and women’s groups.
Our CLE activities provide education across a range of areas including respectful relationships, young people and the law, family violence, family law, debts, fines, consumer disputes, complaints against police and government and employment issues.
We also provide general legal information in relation to citizens’ rights and the Australian legal system with an emphasis on providing such CLE to newly arrived communities.
Our presentations are tailored to the needs of each group or organisation. To arrange a session please contact our Partnerships and Community Development Manager via firstname.lastname@example.org.