We receive funding from the Commonwealth government and the Victorian state government through the Community Legal Service Program (CLSP).
In 2016 we received grant funding from the Victorian Department of Justice & Regulation for our Family Violence Program & duty lawyer service to the Melbourne Children’s Court ( to continue in 2017 ) . We also received a grant for the 2016 year for our Frontyard legal clinic lawyer , to improve our responsiveness to family violence , provide a dedicated fines & utilise pro bono representation by Ashurst lawyers at court on fines cases.
From 2014 we also received 3 years of additional funding from the Federal Attorney-General’s Department to fund our Skype outreach legal service Youthlaw Online
Philanthropic and Private Sector Supporters :
Youthlaw derives over half it’s income from philanthropic and private sector sources. We also have a number of strong community law partnerships with law firms including our longstanding partnership with Ashurst .
From 2015 our funders and supporters included the following :
- Legal Service Board of Victoria
- Victoria Law Foundation
- Helen McPherson Smith Trust
- Kimberley Foundation
- Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust
- Telematics Trust
- Phyllis Connor Memorial Trust
- Melbourne City Mission
- City of Melbourne
- Department of Health & Human Services.
- K & L Gates
- CBP Lawyers
We also thank the many individuals who have donated their time and skills & cut price rates to Youthlaw including private lawyers, barristers, design experts & our many volunteers.