Program Launch: enhancing access and pathways to justice
ECLC formally launched the Enhanced Entry Project on June 22 at Box Hill.
The Project aims to reduce barriers to accessing legal services by developing an intake process that is respectful and understanding for people who may be experiencing particular vulnerability or disadvantage.
Following an extensive consultation phase ECLC, has comprehensively updated its client intake processes to identify and prioritise people with higher needs, particularly from priority communities and to provide them with additional support to navigate both the legal systems and community support services.
This includes people:
- Experiencing or at risk of family violence
- Who experience language, reading or writing difficulties
- Experiencing or at risk of homelessness
- With a disability or mental illness
- Who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
- Aged over 60 or under 25 years
For further details, see www.eclc.org.au/eep.