The Aboriginal Legal Access Program (ALAP) was initiated by the Windsor Office of Western Sydney Community Legal Centre (WSCLC) Limited, as a strategy to increase access to legal services for the Aboriginal communities within their catchment area. The primary strategy was to employ an Aboriginal worker who works alongside WSCLC Limited employees and other Aboriginal workers in the area.
The ALAP objectives that govern the work and activities planned are:
Enabling better access to legal services for Aboriginal people
Increasing the number of Aboriginal people receiving legal services
Improving and enhancing the capacity of Community Legal Centres (CLCs) to provide effective and culturally appropriate services to Aboriginal people
Increasing awareness among Aboriginal people of their legal rights and the legal services available to them
What can this Program do?
This program has an Aboriginal worker who can assist Aboriginal clients withreferrals, information, support and crisis case management.
The Aboriginal Legal Access Program coordinates outreach services for Aboriginal clients.
We offer advice by appointment at the Centre and at a range of locations throughout the Hawkesbury.
Drop in sessions
In the outreach sessions listed below, our ALAP worker assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to learn about generalist services available to them, including health and legal assistance.
Koolyangarra (Kooly) Aboriginal Family Centre, Cranebrook. Address: 1-3 Kington Place, Cranebrook, 2749. These sessions are held on the last Tuesday of each month.