About this service
This project is a partnership between LCCLC and Maryborough District Heath Service (MDHS) in the Central Goldfields Shire (also known as the Maryborough Therapeutic Justice Partnership).
The project involves a lawyer from LCCLC and a social worker from MDHS working together to help people who are in contact with the justice system and have family violence or criminal law issues.
Our lawyer is based at MDHS three days a week, making it easier for MDHS clients to get legal help. The MDHS social worker goes to court with our lawyer to identify clients with complex needs, and to link these clients into appropriate legal, health and social services available in local community.
Our lawyer also provides legal education and training to MDHS staff to help them identify when a client has a legal problem, make timely referrals for legal assistance, and understand legal processes, so that they can better support their clients.
The lawyer, social worker and other health and community service staff at MDHS work together to help clients to solve their interconnected legal and health problems. By addressing the underlying issues that are contributing to offending behaviour, the project aims to improve client wellbeing and connections to community, reducing the likelihood that they will re-offend.
The Maryborough Therapeutic Justice Partnership began in 2018, funded by the Federation of Community Legal Centres through the Integrated Service Fund.
Who is this service for?
This service is for anyone who lives in Maryborough and is:
- A client of Maryborough District Health Service (MDHS), or
- Is in contact with the family violence, child protection or criminal justice system, and
- Needs help with a legal issue that relates to family violence, child protection, criminal or civil law.
How to access this service
To book an appointment with our lawyer at MDHS you can:
- Call us on (03) 5445 0909 or FREECALL 1800 450 909 between business hours, 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday
- Ask your doctor, counsellor or support worker at MDHS to make a referral for you, or
- Go to the Reception Desk at MDHS and ask them to help you to contact us for legal help.
Legal Help Request Form
Fill in the form below to contact us for help. If your matter is urgent, or you have a court date coming up, please call us.
Other support services that are available to help you 24-hours a day include:
13 11 14
Safe Steps Family Violence Help Line
1800 015 188
1300 78 99 78
Kids Help Line
1800 55 1800