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Organisation : Djirra

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Indigenous, Women

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 11 Apr, 2021

About the role

The Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service (AFVLS) is a program of Djirra. AFVLS provides legal and non-legal assistance and facilitates access to justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have experienced or who are experiencing family violence or sexual assault. AFVLS delivers the Prison Support Program for clients at the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre and HM Prison Tarrengower.

A full time ongoing position has arisen for a Lawyer to provide and oversee high quality legal advice and representation, and non-legal support. Lawyers work closely with Paralegal Support Workers to address the multitude of interrelated legal and non-legal issues faced by our clients, assisting them to access a variety of legal, social, psychological, cultural, health, financial and other support services.

Aboriginal women are significantly overrepresented in the Victorian prison population, and an overwhelming majority have experience family violence. Lawyers working in the AFVLS’ Prison Support Program provide legal advice and representation to Aboriginal women in prison, including post-release.

Further information can be found in the position description here.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Djirra

Djirra supports Aboriginal women's journey to safety and wellbeing, and provides legal and practical supports to Aboriginal people experiencing family violence across Victoria. Djirra is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation with a rich history, and we are growing our services across regional Victoria.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Lawyer - Prison Support Program via Pro Bono Australia.


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