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Our Therapeutic Justice team: Sej (Lawyer), David (Caseworker)

Shepparton Therapeutic Justice Program benefits clients and the community

People rarely present at court with a single issue. They may be charged with only one offence, but underlying health and personal issues often lurk in the background. Unless these issues are recognised and addressed, it is unlikely they will change their offending behaviour. Therapeutic approaches to justice recognise that people’s offending is complex. And […]

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Lawyers successfully argue exceptional circumstances

Louise* was a 34 year old woman who made an appointment to see us at one of our outreach services. She had recently been charged with speeding and driving whilst suspended. Regrettably, the charge of drive whilst suspended, if proven, would trigger a suspended sentence of imprisonment that she had received earlier in 2013. Louise […]

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