Northern Community Legal Centre collaborates with community organisations and members, conducting projects that address the social and structural barriers that lead to disadvantage. Our projects aim to support individuals and families to enhance their skills, knowledge, self-efficacy, social inclusion and community connectedness. Through our community engagement activities, NCLC is able to build our understanding of the issues impacting upon our community members, ensuring that we have a solid evidence base for our advocacy work
Indian Women's Family Violence Project
Family violence is pervasive in the Victorian community and not limited to any single group. Recent migrants are more vulnerable to family violence due to factors like social isolation, limited English proficiency, unemployment, trauma and patriarchal beliefs from their original country.
We are delighted to be a recipient of one of this year's Community Legal Grants from the Victoria Law Foundation for our Technology-Enhanced Access to Legal Services (TEALS) Project.
Early Resolution Service
NCLC has received funding under the Justice Recovery Plan (JRP) to participate in an Early Resolution Service (ERS) for family violence intervention order (FVIO) matters.
International Student Clinic
Funded by Moreland City Council, this project provides legal advice and assistance to international students who live, work and study in the Hume, Moreland and Mitchell Shire local government areas.
Communities for Children
Funded by the Communities for Children Grant (Department of Social Services), this project aims to work with grassroots groups to support gender equity by increasing awareness of factors that contribute to violence against women and children.
Kangan TAFE Project
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.