To ensure vulnerable Victorians continue to have access to justice, the Victorian Government is providing $1.6 million of funding to Health Justice Partnerships. The money will be distributed amongst eight Health Justice Partnerships throughout Victoria until 2020.
These Partnerships allow lawyers from community legal centres to be included in health care teams and advise on health law and other issues.
The benefits of these partnerships were recognised by the Royal Commission into Family Violence and Access to Justice Review. The funding will allow these partnerships to extend their reach amongst the Victorian community.
Read the full media release, including the supported partnerships, here.