About Youthlaw

Youthlaw is Victoria’s state-wide free community legal centre for young people under 25 years of age.

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Youthlaw works to address the legal issues facing young people through legal services, advocacy, law reform and preventative education programs, within a human rights and social justice framework.

We were established in 2001 – initiated by the community and assisted by Ashurst law firm (then Blake Dawson Waldron).

Youthlaw is based in Carlton and works closely with Frontyard Youth Services.

We have a drop in clinic at Frontyard and a number of innovative outreach services including a Skype legal service to young people in regional and rural Victoria.

Our services and programs include:

  • Legal advice by phone & email
  • Drop in clinic at Frontyard
  • Outreach services via frontline youth services including 5 Headspace centres and 5 youth centres.
  • Policy & Advocacy Program
  • Family Violence Program including support at Frontyard & duty lawyer service at Melbourne’s Children’s Court
  • Fines clinic staffed by trained later year law students & supervised by a lawyer
  • RMIT student service – online , appointments and by Skype to other campuses
  • Legal Training partnership with the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria
  • Legal Education program
  • Volunteer program