Youthlaw is here to support young people during COVID-19.
You can contact us for help if :
- Are confused about what you can and can’t do under the new COVID-19 rules
- Feel unsafe at home. Or, you are worried about the safety of someone in your family during the COVID-19 isolation measures.
- Want advice about a fine you got for being out and about
- Have to go to court
- Were treated unfairly by police
- Are having trouble paying your rent or bills because you lost your job or aren’t working as much
Although we are not currently running our drop in clinics or face-to-face appointments you can still get legal information and advice, Monday to Friday 9am- 5pm by:
Calling us to speak confidentially to a lawyer on 9113 9500.
Or sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We know that family violence can get worse during these times, especially when people are home together, all the time.
Family Violence includes:
- Someone physically hurting you in any way (hitting, kicking you etc) ;
- Using the Coronavirus to control or frighten you;
- Stopping you from getting medical treatment that you need;
- Restricting your movements around the house for example, saying that you can only stay in one room; or
- Monitoring your mobile and/or email.
If you are in immediate danger, please call 000.
If you are not in danger right now, but would like to talk to a lawyer or a youth worker about family violence, you can speak to our family violence program by calling our main phone line on 9113 9500, or emailing us at email@example.com.
Please note: We are not a crisis service.
- If you feel unsafe or threatened or fearful for yourself, a child or family member, please call 000.
- If you are in a crisis, call Safe Steps, Victoria’s 24/7 family violence response line on 1800 015 188.
- If you need an interpreter, call the Telephone Interpreter Service (24 hours) on 131 450. They will connect you with the service you want.