Street Law is a free outreach legal service for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness in Western Australia.
TRUE OR FALSE THURSDAY!TRUE: One in three Australian women have experienced physical violence since the age of 15, and almost one in five have experienced sexual violence. Family and domestic violence often disrupts housing security and is the leading cause of homelessness for women.If you are experiencing domestic or family violence, or sexual assault, you may wish to contact 1800RESPECT, the National Sexual Assault, Family and Domestic Violence Counselling and Referral Service.*Statistics from Equity Economics and Australian Bureau of Statistics#streetlawcentrewa #accesstojustice #endhomelessness #trueorfalsethursdays ... See MoreSee Less
Meet Sel, Street Law’s supervising solicitor. Sel has a depth of experience in criminal and family law, abuse and trauma matters. Sel works closely with our volunteers, secondees and junior lawyers, mentoring them and providing supervision. Anyone who meets Sel can tell how genuinely passionate she is about advocating for the rights of victims of abuse. We are excited to have Sel on board as her expertise strengthens Street Law’s ability to increase access to justice for all. Thanks for joining our team Sel. 😁#StreetLawCentreWA #AccessToJustice #EndHomelessness #MeetTheTeam ... See MoreSee Less
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TRUE OR FALSE THURSDAY!TRUE: In April 2021, Lisa Wood, a UWA Associate Professor, led a team of researchers who discovered that by putting a roof over the heads of 10 street present individuals, saved WA’s hospital system more than 1450 overnight bed stays in a year. This is the equivalent of $2.2 million. This same team of researchers found that housing and accommodation is much cheaper than hospital care, and it would therefore save the government dollars overall and free up hospital beds if more money was put into providing those experiencing homelessness accommodation.#StreetLawCentreWA #accesstojustice #endhomelessness #TrueorFalseThursday ... See MoreSee Less