The Aboriginal Legal Access Program (ALAP) was initiated by the Windsor Office of Western Sydney Community Legal Centre (WSCLC), 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 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 with legal information and referrals.
The Aboriginal Legal Access Program coordinates outreach services for Aboriginal clients.
We organise and provide legal education sessions for members of the Aboriginal community and community workers.
We offer advice by appointment at the Centre and at a range of locations throughout the Hawkesbury.
Drop in sessions
We also have drop in sessions at South Windsor and Kurrajong where Aboriginal clients are welcome to attend.
San Miguel Family refuge – the first Wednesday of the month.
Riverstone Neighbourhood Centre – the first Monday of the month, 10 am until 12pm.
Riverstone Neighbourhood Centre: Aboriginal Culture, Celebrating Who We Are – the second Wednesday of the month, 3.30pm until 5.30pm.
Wellamabani Youth Group – every Tuesday 4pm until 6pm at Bligh Youth Centre. During School terms only.
Contact the Windsor Office on (02) 4587 8877 to talk with our worker to find out about how this program can support you.