GRANTS STRENGTHEN THE GIPPSLAND COMMUNITY LEGAL CENTRE
The Gippsland Community Legal Centre managed by Anglicare Victoria will receive a $52,174 boost to its ability to help vulnerable and disadvantaged Victorians, following family violence grants announced today by the Andrews Labor Government.
Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing said the funding for the Gippsland Community Legal Centre was vital to ensure that all Victorians in Gippsland continue to receive support with legal matters.
The centre was one of 23 community legal centres to receive a grant from the Family Violence Duty Lawyer Fund.
The grants aim to increase the availability of family violence duty lawyers to assist victims of family violence with proceedings before the Magistrates’ Court.
The grants are part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $1.2 million commitment to increase legal services for family violence victims across the state this year.
This critical funding means that the Gippsland Community Legal Centre can continue to run vital legal programs and services, as well as assist victims of family violence in the local community.
Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing:
“Community legal centres have a critical role in our community by providing essential services to disadvantaged and vulnerable Victorians.”
“I am pleased to announce a $52,174 grant to help the Gippsland Community Legal Centre deliver additional family violence services.”
“These grants will increase the availability of family violence duty lawyers who provide crucial legal services to victims with proceedings before the Magistrates’ Court.”