Kangan TAFE Project: Embedding Legal Literacy in Educational Institutions
From December 2018 to December 2020, Northern Community Legal Centre provided community legal education, legal advice and casework services to approximately 800 people of refugee and recently arrived backgrounds enrolled in the Adult Migrant English Programs (AMEP) at Kangan Institute, Broadmeadows.
With a grant provided by City of Hume, we employed a bi-lingual Paralegal Community Worker to respond to the needs of Arabic speaking students, by spending time listening to their legal concerns, booking appointments for students to see our lawyer, providing referrals to other services, and assisting with paralegal tasks such as filling out forms. The Paralegal Community Worker also supported our lawyer at Kangan TAFE to conduct community legal education sessions about common legal issues; how to recognise and avoid legal problems; when to see a lawyer, and information on how the Australian Legal System works.
For information on this Program's findings, read our Kangan TAFE Project Evaluation Report: