Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC) provides free legal advice and assistance to the communities of the Eastern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne, as well as undertaking community development and education projects.
Eastern Community Legal Centre has a team of approximately 40 staff and over 100 volunteers with offices in Melbourne and Healesville. ECLC has extensive and ongoing expertise in assisting people affected by family violence.
Through the provision of a legal outreach service, this project will increase access for vulnerable women to specialist legal advice and support, with a particular focus on family violence intervention orders, child protection and family law.
– Kate Gibson, Manager Partnerships & Community Development
Organisation: Eastern Community Legal Service
Grant type: Small Grant
This project aims to enhance women’s access to specialised legal advice and assistance, particularly regarding issues such as family violence, intervention orders, child protection and family law through a legal outreach service. The project will also provide referral pathways to Eastern Community Legal Centre’s specialised family violence programs that can provide wrap-around legal and social support for women with acute disadvantage and safety concerns.