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Evaluation of partnership between Legal Aid NSW with Settlement Services International

12 Dec 2014

The report shows the partnership has been effective in negotiating barriers to accessing justice.

Evaluation of partnership between Legal Aid NSW with Settlement Services International

The Law and Justice Foundation of NSW has released its evaluation of the partnership between Settlement Services International and Legal Aid NSW to provide legal services to migrants and recent arrivals in migrant resource centres.

The Report, Reaching in by joining-up, found the partnership had been effective because it was targeted to the behaviours and needs of particular client groups and successfully negotiated barriers to accessing justice.

Under the partnership between Legal Aid NSW and Settlement Services International (SSI), lawyers provide free help with immigration matters, family law and everyday consumer and civil law problems at 10 Migrant Resource Centres.
 
SSI, the representative body for Migrant Resource Centres and Multicultural Services in NSW, is the largest not-for-profit humanitarian settlement organisation in Australia.
 
The evaluation report was launched yesterday by Senator Fierravanti-Wells, Parliamentary Secretary for Minister for Social Services at SSI headquarters in Ashfield.
 
For a copy of the report, visit: www.lawfoundation.net.au

Photo: Bill Grant, CEO Legal Aid NSW with Violet Roumeliotis, CEO SSI and Senator Fierravanti-Wells at the launch of the report on the partnership between Legal Aid NSW and SSI.