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Cooperative Legal Service Delivery Program (CLSD)

The CLSD Unit at Legal Aid NSW supports twelve regional justice partnerships in NSW to address unmet legal need and achieve better outcomes for vulnerable and disadvantaged people.

Map showing locations of CLSD Coordinators

CLSD Program partnerships are coalitions of legal and non-legal services including Legal Aid NSW, community legal centres, the Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT, family violence prevention legal services, local court services and staff, women’s domestic violence court advocacy services and a range of related community and human services.

Partnerships work collaboratively to identify and address unmet legal and related needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged people by making better referrals, devising new services and coordinating their efforts to meet the needs of priority client groups.

How does the CLSD Program work? How can you get involved?

CLSD Program partnerships meet four times a year.  Each region has a Regional Coordinator who facilitates local coordination amongst services and the regional meetings.  Contact the Regional Coordinator in your region (insert link to CLSD Program Quarterly Meetings and Regional Coordinator Contacts) to find out how you can get involved or contact the CLSD Unit at Legal Aid NSW.  You can sign up to the CLSD Program e-update here.

Each CLSD Program region has an action plan that is generated by the regional partners and takes an evidence-based approach.   The CLSD Unit at Legal Aid NSW works with the Regional Coordinators to develop a profile for each region, which includes a legal needs analysis and other social and health information that is useful for planning and coordinating legal assistance and related services.

Contact the CLSD Unit

The Collaborative Service Planning Unit at Legal Aid NSW provides administrative and strategic support to the CLSD Program partnerships.

Kate Halliday CLSD Program Manager

Kate.halliday@legalaid.nsw.gov.au

Telephone 02 9219 6399

Winnecke Baker CLSD Program Coordinator

Winnecke.Baker@legalaid.nsw.gov.au

Telephone 02 9060 7908

General mailbox clsd@legalaid.nsw.gov.au