Delivery of advice to marginalised and vulnerable groups: The need for innovative approaches

Author(s) Buck A. & Curran L
Title Delivery of advice to marginalised and vulnerable groups: The need for innovative approaches
Source Public Space: The Journal of Law and Social Justice 2009, Vol 3, Art 7, pp 1-29
Date 2009
Document type Journal article
Coverage Australia; England; Wales
URL http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/PubSpace/2009/7.html
Summary This article examines the issues related to providing legal advice and services to vulnerable and marginalised groups. Selected research from England and Wales and Australia on the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups and the scope of and interconnectivity between legal and social problems, is examined. Four examples of delivery models are discussed, including the Homeless Persons' Legal Clinic and the West Heidelberg Community Legal Service, in Victoria. The advantages of outreach advice and community education are also discussed.
Keywords Justice; legal aid; disadvantaged; marginalised; disempowered; service delivery; integrated service delivery; outreach; service delivery model; vulnerable.
Topic Service delivery