Youthlaw receives funding and support from a number of sources

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Government Funding

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
  • Streetmart
  • Melbourne City Mission
  • City of Melbourne
  • Department of Health & Human Services.
  • Ashurst
  • Maddocks
  • 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.