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Why donate?

On very few funds Youthlaw has a big impact .

Take our outreach legal service at 6 Headspace centres and 3 youth services . It costs $72,000 a year and we assist up to 800 young people.

Take our drop in legal service at a youth centre that assists young people who are homeless or at risk of it. For $ 100,000 we assist over 1,600 young people a year. This includes court appearances and connecting them up to housing, mental health and other services they need.

Every dollar you donate will be lovingly used and stretched!  Overwhelmingly our funding & donations is spent on salaries for our fabulous lawyers & policy officer.

As of July 2017 we face a major cut in funding provided by the Federal government . From 151,232 in 2016/17  this will reduce to $84,014.   This threatens continuation of our wonderful outreach legal service . See recent media coverage about this:

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/south-east/youthlaws-outreach-service-assisting-vulnerable-young-people-in-peninsula-region-facing-axe-due-to-funding-cuts/news-story/808c91c50f663f0fcda8ff57ea67ba5f

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/north-west/glenroy-legal-service-expects-to-lose-72000-in-federal-government-funding-and-turn-away-50-troubled-youth/news-story/55c268512e37fc96ad519290fcac4fde

We need funding to provide legal education. Our lawyers squeeze this in to their already busy jobs.   It equips  young people with skills to deal with the law or know when they should seek help.

From early 2018 our advocacy program will require further funding . This program advocates for the big system changes needed to improve outcomes for young people.

 

Donate online

You can make a one-off or recurring donation directly via our GiveNow page (tax deductible in Australia).

Donate by mail

To donate by mail, please download a printable donation form and send through the post to:
19 King Street
MELBOURNE VIC 3000

Leave a bequest

To leave a bequest in your will, please read the wills and bequests page for Young People’s Legal Right Centre (Youthlaw ).