Transitioning from out-of-home care can be a difficult time. Many care leavers experience multiple disadvantages, including a high number of unaddressed legal problems.
The Legal Pod program is a free legal service for care leavers aged 18-25 . The program provides on going legal support for up to 3 years. You might start with one problem but in following years have more . Your legal pod lawyers will be there when you need them.
Am I eligible?
You are eligible for assistance through the Legal Pod program if:
• You are aged 18 to 25;
• You live in Victoria;
• You have had an experience in out-of-home care, including foster care, kinship care or residential care; and
• You need help with one or more of the areas of law we can help with (see below).
How we can help
We can help with a wide range of legal problems including:
• Government decisions
• Requests for records
• Victims of Crime applications
• Your rights at work
For criminal charges or going to court we will connect you with our criminal lawyers
We will connect you with other lawyers for :
• Family law e.g. separation, child protection.
• Personal injury claims
How to get assistance
If you are a young person or worker interested in getting help c contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9113 9500 and ask to speak to the Legal Pod lawyer.