Tag Archives | Shepparton

Statistics point to continued drop in youth crime

Local media has given a lot of coverage in recent times to youth crime in Mooroopna. However, in a recent article in the Weekend Shepparton News, Police Sergeant Louise Richards confirmed ‘there had not been a rise in the number of crimes in the area.’ Her comment is supported by the facts. According to Crime […]

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Rosie Batty urges Shepparton to tackle family violence

Last week Rosie Batty challenged our community to play its part in tackling family violence, and highlighted the impact of such violence has on the workplace and wider community. Ms Batty noted the small number of men attending her presentation but said there were still grounds for optimism. Although we still have a long way to […]

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Majed Al Tuhmazy

Majed undertakes Practical Legal Training at Goulburn Valley CLC

Majed Al Tuhmazy recently graduated from a Double Degree Bachelor of International Relations and Law at Latrobe University. He is currently undertaking the placement component of his Practical Legal Training at Leo Cussens with Goulburn Valley CLC. We asked Majed if he had always wanted to be lawyer. ‘Initially,’ he said, ‘I wanted to do […]

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Therapeutic Justice evaluation confirms benefits in Goulburn Valley

In 2015 the Legal Services Board funded Goulburn Valley CLC, in partnership with Primary Care Connect, to deliver a pilot Therapeutic Justice program in Shepparton. The pilot recognised that the law often intersects with people’s lives without it being aware of its effect on their overall well-being. A therapeutic justice model takes a more holistic approach. […]

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Ceremonial First Sitting of Supreme Court in Shepparton

On 19 May 2018 our Manager & Principal Lawyer, Kaz Gurney, spoke at the ceremonial first sitting of the Supreme Court of Victoria at the new Shepparton Courts. Kaz addressed Chief Justice Ferguson, Justices Osborn and Beach, other members of the Judiciary, local Elder Uncle Bobby Nicholls and Victorian Bar President, Dr Matt Collins QC. Kaz […]

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Now hiring! Employment opportunity for Community Lawyer

Community Lawyer – 0.6 EFT (3 days per week – Contract until December 2019) Are you seeking an opportunity to apply your legal skills in a diverse and stimulating environment that enables access to justice for some of regional Victoria’s most vulnerable community members? We have the role for you! The Shepparton-based Goulburn Valley Community […]

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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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Employment Opportunity: Paralegal/Receptionist (Rumbalara Health-Justice Partnership)

  Applicants must be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. This is a special measure under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic) We are seeking someone who is highly motivated, organised, with a positive, professional and mature attitude to fill the important role of Paralegal/Receptionist at Goulburn Valley CLC. Goulburn Valley CLC is […]

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Therapeutic Justice Program launch

The Therapeutic Justice Program was launched on the 13 of November 2015 at the Old Courthouse in Shepparton and officiated by His Honour Peter Lauritsen, the Chief Magistrate of Victoria. The Therapeutic Justice Program is a partnership between Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre (GVCLC) and Primary Care Connect (PCC), funded by the Victorian Legal Services Board […]

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Meet our new Therapeutic Justice Lawyer

We are pleased to welcome lawyer Sejal Amin to our team here in Shepparton. Sejal (who prefers “Sej”) will be working on our Therapeutic Justice partnership with Primary Care Connect. Together with a full-time case worker, Sej will facilitate targeted and effective responses to clients with complex care needs. It’s great to have her on board. […]

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