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Partnership projects announced for 2012-2013

Legal Aid NSW administers funding for 36 Community Legal Centres (CLCs) across New South Wales. In addition, each year Legal Aid NSW and CLCs collaborate on one-off projects which address the legal needs of particular disadvantaged groups in the community.

The 2012-2013 projects are:
Linked In: Addressing young people's civil law needs
Identifying the civil law needs of young people who are in contact with the criminal justice system and implementing a referral service with the Youth Legal Service at Marrickville Legal Centre for civil law advice and case assistance.
(Marrickville Legal Centre and the Children’s Legal Service at Legal Aid NSW)

Income management help
Advice, advocacy and community legal education on income management for vulnerable people in the Bankstown area.
(Welfare Rights Centre and the Government Law Unit within Legal Aid NSW, working closely with South West Sydney Legal Centre)

Aboriginal men in the Shoalhaven
Working with family lawyers and service providers to increase their knowledge and skills assisting Aboriginal men with family law and related matters as a separating or separated parent.
(Shoalcoast Community Legal Centre and Nowra Legal Aid office)

Legal literacy in prison
A community legal education project to equip both prisoners and teachers employed by NSW Corrective Services, with legal information in areas of law relevant to prisoners.
(Public Interest Advocacy Centre, Hawkesbury Nepean Community Legal Centre, Women’s Legal Services, Wirringa Baiya Aboriginal Women’s Legal Centre, NSW Corrective Services and the Community Legal education Unit within Legal Aid NSW)

Further information: Bronwyn McCutcheon, State Program Manager, Legal Aid NSW, send her an email: bronwyn.mccutcheon@legalaid.nsw.gov.au.