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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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Shepparton is no place for racism

Kate Jenkins, Commissioner of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission officially launched the Report Racism project at Queens Gardens in Shepparton on Thursday the 12th of February. Local Elder, Shane Charles, welcomed guests to country and the Kaila dungala butja malniga dance group performed a number of spectacular dances to the calls of […]

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Goulburn Valley CLC funding wipeout?

On the 3rd of December the Productivity Commission released its long-awaited report into access to justice arrangements in Australia. The Commission recognised the role of Australian legal assistance providers (including Community Legal Centres) and deplored the high levels of unmet legal need faced by disadvantaged and vulnerable Australians. The Commission recommended an immediate injection of […]

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Xmas greetings and opening hours

Before we head off for 2014 we’d like to take this opportunity to wish all our clients, colleagues and volunteers a very Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year! Our office will close for Xmas at midday on Friday the 19th of December and will re-open on Monday the 5th of January. Although we are closed, Victoria Legal Aid […]

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Therapeutic Justice Pilot a first for regional Victoria

In September we were pleased to learn that former Victorian Attorney-General Robert Clark had endorsed a Legal Services Board recommendation to fund a Therapeutic Justice partnership between ourselves and Primary Care Connect. This three-year pilot project, worth just over $500,000, will provide for a full-time lawyer and a full-time case worker. The partnership will harness the passion, […]

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Report Racism in Shepparton

Shepparton is one of two trial sites selected for a new Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission initiative: Report Racism. This project encourages people to report racism against members of our Aboriginal community. Reports can be lodged online or via the following organisations: Rumbalara, the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service, the Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory […]

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Employment Law training in Shepparton

Goulburn Valley CLC will host a training session for local lawyers on Employment Law on the 22nd of February 2013. The workshop will be presented by Leigh Howard (Clayton Utz) and Morgan Nyland (County Court of Victoria). This workshop follows a successful Family Law training workshop held in Shepparton on the 23rd of January and […]

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