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Street Law is a free outreach legal service for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness in Western Australia.

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Law Week 2022 starts today! This week is about connecting the legal profession with the community.To celebrate Law Week, in addition to our regular outreach legal clinics at Ruah, Karnany, Passages, Tranby, and mobile Midlas, we have exciting events scheduled for the week to extend our services and provide legal education to the community.Make sure you are following our page to keep up-to-date on our Law Week activities!#LawWeek #lawweek2022 #accesstojustice ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you, Katherine!Katherine was seconded to Street Law every Wednesday for the past 4 months through our pro-bono partners Ashurst. Katherine worked closely with Anna and Shounok, two of our solicitors. They worked together to provide legal advice and assistance to our young clients who attend our weekly outreach legal clinic at Passages Youth Engagement Centre. We asked Katherine about her time with us, and she shared the following:“It was rewarding to be treated equal and feel part of the Street Law Centre team. Everyone was willing to provide help and explain systems and processes with patience, which must be exhausting with a frequent changeover of secondees. I admired the way that clients were treated with understanding, and hope to embody that as a lawyer when I get further in my career.I am so grateful to have worked with everyone at Street Law. The team is passionate about every matter they take on, and treats every client and colleague with respect.”Thank you, Katherine, for the great work, diligence, and dedication you gave to our clients during your secondment. You will be missed! We wish to extend our gratitude to Ashurst for your continued support and partnership to assist the most vulnerable in our community. #StreetLawCentre #accesstojustice #endhomelessness ... See MoreSee Less
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TRUE OR FALSE THURSDAY!TRUE: In the 2020-2021 financial year, 24,500 people were assisted by specialist homelessness services in Western Australia. Experiencing homelessness can profoundly affect a person’s mental and physical health, their education and employment opportunities, and their ability to participate in society. Governments across Australia fund a range of specialist services to support people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, Street Law Centre is one of these specialist services. The colocation of our outreach legal clinics with various community services allows us to deliver collaborative and holistic legal services and respond to the varied legal issues with which our client group present. Street Law champions for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness through our legal work for social justice. *Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare – Specialist Homelessness Services 2021-21: Western Australia.#StreetLawCentre #accesstojustice #endhomelessness #trueorfalsethursday ... See MoreSee Less
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Street News: Inside Street Law the April edition is out now!This issue covers:⏹ Our revamped advice line⏹ Introducing our advice line supervisor: Briannen⏹ Topic of the quarter: The value of court representation for our client group⏹ Youth Outreach Legal Project UpdateClick on the link to see what we have been up to in 2022 so far. streetlawcentre.org.au/street-news-inside-street-law-5-april-22/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Today is Youth Homeless Homelessness Matters Day, and it really does matter!Assisting young people who are experiencing and at risk of experiencing homelessness is a priority for us. We have a dedicated weekly outreach legal clinic in collaboration with Passages Youth Engagement Centre to assist young people between the ages of 12 to 25 with their legal issues. In addition to this legal clinic, with the support of Lotterywest we launched the Youth Outreach Legal Project with Passages in September 2021. Based on our long partnership with Passages, we identified the need for extended holistic services to be delivered to street present youth. We know that young people experiencing homelessness need access to supportive and well-resourced services to break the cycle of homelessness, and that is what the Youth Outreach Legal Project is achieving! #yhmd2022 ... See MoreSee Less
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