ARC Justice is an independent, not-for-profit organisation based in Bendigo, Victoria. We advance access to justice for disadvantaged and vulnerable members of the community through the provision of legal services, housing advocacy and support, education and policy work.
Our service covers a large part of central and northern Victoria through our Bendigo based Housing Justice and Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre, and our Shepparton based Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre.
We have a deep knowledge of the law affecting disadvantaged individuals and communities, insights into their particular support and advocacy needs and the capacity to engage with policy makers to improve justice outcomes at a systemic level.
An inclusive community built on a foundation of human rights and equality before the law.
We are a leading and innovative advocacy and rights organisation delivering client-focused services that empower disadvantaged and vulnerable people in rural and regional Victoria. We elevate justice as an issue in public discourse and advocate for systemic change that upholds human rights. We are a leader that strengthens the sector, pursuing best practice and innovation through collaboration.
ARC Justice works within a community development framework. Empowerment, participation and human rights are hallmarks of this framework. Our mission is to promote and support services that protect and enhance the rights and interests of those who are disadvantaged due to structural, social, economic or cultural inequalities.
Our staff acknowledge that they travel across and work within the traditional lands of many Aboriginal communities. We acknowledge the Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of the land and we pay our respects to their elders, past and present.