Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT - Dubbo and Wagga
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Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT (Western Zone), Dubbo and Wagga
We are seeking students who are interested in criminal law, are hard working, passionate, and have the capacity to work well with Aboriginal clients. You do not necessarily have to have previous experience working with Aboriginal clients.
About this Legal Assistance Service:
The Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT Western Zone (ALS WZ) is a criminal law practice and provides legal representation, referrals and advice in the central west, north west and far west of New South Wales to Aboriginal men, women, young people and children.
ALS WZ staff are also active in providing Community Legal Education talks, workshops, presentations and conversations throughout the community of NSW.
The range of services provided comprise:
- Information, initial legal advice, minor assistance and referral
- Duty lawyer assistance
- Legal casework services in criminal matters, and
- Community legal education and policy reform.
ALS law reform work focuses in particular on sentencing, police powers, bail and coronial law reform and other advances in the Criminal Justice System. This includes the over-representation of young Aboriginal people in the Juvenile Justice System, over-policing, alternative sentencing options and working with other agencies holistically to help identify the main causes of Aboriginal people's high involvement with the criminal justice system.
ALS also has a Prisoner Throughcare Unit which provides support to people who are leaving prison, working with other service providers to assist return to family and community with the aim of reducing recidivism.
Dubbo is a thriving regional home to 40,000 people in the Orana Region of New South Wales, Australia. Dubbo is 400km north-west of Sydney, but is linked by national highways north to Brisbane, south to Melbourne, east to Sydney and Newcastle, and west to Broken Hill and Adelaide. You can fly from Sydney and it is also on the main train line.
Dubbo features the open-range Taronga Western Plains Zoo, and runs a successful breeding program for a number of endangered species. Other attractions include the historic Dundullimal Homestead and the historic Old Dubbo Gaol.
Aboriginal Legal Service, Dubbo
Phone: (02) 6882 6966
Address: 23-25 Carrington Ave, Dubbo NSW 2830