Homelessness in Geelong: Legal & non-legal collaboration

16 September 2014
This forum is an opportunity for workers across different sectors in Geelong to contribute to a discussion about the links between disadvantage and access to justice. It aims to identify current and future collaborations which would make access to legal services in Geelong easier for clients and workers.
The keynote address will be presented by Richard Coverdale, Director of the Centre for Rural Regional Law and Justice at Deakin University, Geelong. Richard’s report Postcode Justice: Rural and Regional Disadvantage in the Administration of the Law in Victoria identifies a range of areas in which regional and rural Victorians are disadvantaged when participating in the justice system.

There will also be a panel made up representatives of legal and non-legal services in Geelong including:

  • Barwon Community Legal Service;
  • SalvoConnect;
  • Victoria Legal Aid; and
  • the Barwon South West Homelessness Network.

The panelists will discuss:

  • Links between homelessness and the legal need in Geelong;
  • Relationships between legal and non-legal service providers in the Geelong area;
  • Examples of effective collaboration between legal and non-legal service providers; and
  • The results of a legal needs report prepared by Homeless Law, and details about how legal services in Geelong can be accessed by community agencies.

This is a FREE event. Please feel free to distribute this event amongst your networks.

Proudly supported by the City of Greater Geelong.

When: Tuesday 14 October 2014, 11am to 1pm

Location: Geelong City Hall, 30 Gheringhap St, Geelong

RSVP: 7 October 2014.


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