Justice Project: Pro Bono Tool
People who experience Family Violence

This project has been endorsed by the Law Council of Australia.

More information about this project can be found here

Priorities identified in the Justice Project Final Report


Priorities Identified in the Justice Project Final Report[i]:

  1. More government funding to family courts and State and Territory courts to meet increasing demand.
  2. More funding for legal and culturally competent specialist services for victims and perpetrators.
  3. Prioritise homelessness prevention by investing in crisis accommodation and safe and appropriate housing and engaging in law reform. 
  4. Provide mandatory family violence education to all legal practitioners on a regular basis.
  5. Provide and invest in ongoing family violence education to legal practitioners, judicial officers and other professionals that interact with people who experience family violence.
  6. Invest in rehabilitative programs for perpetrators to break the cycle of violence and expand access to culturally competent programs, including LGBTI+ relationships. 
  7. Address the specific needs of children in family violence responses. 
  8. Provide and invest in evidence-based prevention and early prevention initiatives that are regularly evaluated to ensure effectiveness, prioritising education for children and young people.
  9. Implement ongoing education and training for police regarding appropriate practices in the context of family violence investigations and prosecutions and review police protocols to better support victims of family violence, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.
  10. Address problems associated with the nexus between the child protection system and the family violence system.
  11. Consult with diverse groups of women and LGBTI+ people when developing family violence policy and implementing family violence responses. 
  12. Address fragmentation of the system by increasing links between courts, creating single gateways for services and referrals and facilitating information shares, alongside comprehensive privacy frameworks. 

Justice Project: Pro Bono Tool Summaries

Pro Bono Partnership Opportunities – Find an Organisation

Quick links to organisations by location


Quick links to tables by location:

National

Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

New South Wales (NSW)

Pro bono providers are encouraged to contact the Pro Bono Referral Schemes and Organisations to source pro bono matters. In New South Wales,  please contact Justice Connect

Northern Territory (NT)

Queensland (QLD)

Pro bono providers are encouraged to contact the Pro Bono Referral Schemes and Organisations to source pro bono matters. In Queensland,  please contact LawRight

South Australia (SA)

Pro bono providers are encouraged to contact the Pro Bono Referral Schemes and Organisations to source pro bono matters. In South Australia,  please contact JusticeNet SA

Tasmania (TAS)

Victoria (VIC)

Pro bono providers are encouraged to contact the Pro Bono Referral Schemes and Organisations to source pro bono matters. In Victoria,  please contact Justice Connect

Western Australia (WA)

Pro bono providers are encouraged to contact the Pro Bono Referral Schemes and Organisations to source pro bono matters. In Western Australia,  please contact Law Access

[i] The Justice Project Final Report published by the Law Council of Australia (Aug 2018) can be found here.

Please note the Centre undertook the research to identify which priorities have been mapped to individual organisations. Not all organisations have confirmed yet whether the identified priorities are accurately mapped.