Wei* was born and grew up in China, and arrived in Australia in 2012 at the age of 16. She had been supporting herself without family and at times was struggling financially & emotionally. She came to Youthlaw for help with a driving offence. Wei had significant difficulties understanding and speaking English. We arranged an interpreter at her hearing and requested letters from services that explained her situation & background. Wei received a diversion order to attend counselling and other support services.
*Wei is a pseudonym to help protect the client’s identity.