We are a not-for-profit community legal centre who provide free legal services to WA women. Our service improves women’s lives through specialist legal representation, support and advocacy. We do this by providing high quality legal assistance that supports the safety of women and assists with access to entitlements. Our service is trauma informed, and where we cannot help, we will endeavor to make a referral to another service who might be able to.
With limited appointments available, we target our services to women who have the greatest need and who may experience additional barriers in accessing support and justice. That can mean women who:
- have no or very low income
- have limited access to other legal services, such as those in remote regions, those not eligible to access other services (including Legal Aid), or where their local community legal centre is unable to assist
- are experiencing or overcoming family violence, or the trauma it creates
- live with a disability
- are homeless
- are in prison or remand
- are from a multicultural background, particularly if English is a second language
- are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
- are experiencing discrimination on the basis of sexuality.
What we help with
Our main areas of practice are:
- family law (parenting related matters, divorce and some property settlement matters);
- family violence (identifying and responding to family violence and restraining order matters);
- protection and care (matters involving the Department of Communities Child Protection and Family Support Division);
- criminal injuries compensation (where it relates to family violence, assault or sexual assault).
Where we cannot help and if possible, we will make a referral to another service(s) who might be able to.
Our Client Services Officers can also provide general legal information (not legal advice) or direct people to where they can find such information, such as on our Resources page.