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Victoria's Youthlaw gets funding injection

Victoria's Youthlaw gets funding injection

Youthlaw, an independent specialist legal service for young people in Victoria, has received a share in more than $200,000 in grants awarded this week by the Victoria Law Foundation. Youthlaw…

Youthlaw, an independent specialist legal service for young people in Victoria, has received a share in more than $200,000 in grants awarded this week by the Victoria Law Foundation.

Youthlaw received $46,378, which will allow the specialist legal service to employ a community legal education coordinator to develop and pilot a series of workshops and resources to meet the specific legal information needs of young people.

Youthlaw was among five other grant recipients, including the Coroners Court of Victoria and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, which received $45,100 and $27,820 respectively. Both were granted funding for the development of their own interactive web projects aimed at helping Victorians who use the legal system, including grieving families and self-represented litigants, to better understand the court and tribunal process.

Other grant recipients were the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service Cooperative ($34,000), the Community Radio Federation ($15,957) and the Housing for the Aged Action Group ($31,482). The Community Radio Federation's funding will go towards a live radio show broadcast from inside Victorian prisons, which gives a voice to incarcerated Indigenous men and women to discuss issues surrounding justice and the legal system.

"The two interactive web projects will build on the success of similar foundation grant projects by the Magistrates' Court and the Children's Court of Victoria," said the Victoria Law Foundation's executive director Joh Kirby. "They are great examples of how technology can be used effectively to improve a person's experience of the law and the legal system."

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