Legal Help and Information
- Australian Children’s Contact Services Association – ACCSA is a non-profit association which promotes sound analysis of the role and limitations of supervised parent /child contact (‘access’, ‘visitation’) services, provides a network for members and promotes quality in service provision.
- Australian Institute of Criminology – Australia’s pre-eminent national crime and
criminal justice research agency.
- Austlii – Australian Legal Information Institute – Cases & Legislation
- Community Law – Federation of Community Legal Centres website, providing free information and advice.
- Crime Stoppers – Report crime online or phone 1800 333 000 If you need police to attend an address or you need immediate police assistance DO NOT PHONE CRIME STOPPERS.
In an emergency dial 000
- Victoria’s community legal centres provide free legal information and advice to more than 50,000 Victorians every year. We also deliver community legal education and conduct law reform and social justice campaigns. We are committed to the principles of human rights, social justice, equity and community participation. You can find your local legal centre on the site.
- Fitzroy Legal Service is one of the oldest community legal centres in Australia, opening in 1972. Fitzroy Legal Service provides casework to clients in our catchment area and plays a significant role in the areas of law reform and community legal education, which is closely bound up with the practice of preventative law, demystification of the law, self-help and empowerment
- Lawstuff – Legal info for young people in Australia. Lawstuff is a legal help service for young people under 18. LawMail allows young people from anywhere in Australia to email their legal questions to the National Children’s and Youth Law Centre.
- National Missing Persons Unit
- Australian Defence Lawyers Alliance – Victoria – a site that is committed to people having access to all the information they need when they are charged.
- Victoria Legal Aid – Lawyers and legal services
- Victoria Police
- Youth Referral and Independent Person Program (YRIPP) – program that works with Independent Persons, volunteers who attend police interviews with a young person when a parent or guardian is not available. Independent Persons provide support, legal info and referral options for the young person in custody.
- National Library list of Legal resources.
- See also Watchdogs.