Community Legal Education

Moonee Valley Legal Service creates community legal education to meet the needs of its diverse community.

We work with grassroots community groups and organisations to create unique education and professional development packages.
Family Violence
Our ‘Safe From Harm’ project offers specialised education on family violence legal process and support services to both community members and organisations.
Our education is trauma informed and lead by expert Family Violence practitioners.

We take a whole of family approach and build in primary prevention, early intervention and tertiary response frameworks to all our education packages.

Multicultural and multifaith communities
We proudly support diverse community groups to achieve self-determination. We do this by offering custom education sessions that can be delivered in language.

An example of this work is a session we delivered on matching Islamic Wills and kinship care to Victorian law. This session was delivered in English and Somali.

Public housing
We are located on the Ascot Vale public housing estate and service the Flemington public housing estate.

A large part of our legal education program works with public housing residents. We provide direct employment pathways for young people from public housing to create and deliver education that is culturally sensitive and appropriate.

Popular topics include:

  • Debt
  • Employment law
  • Family Law and Family Violence
  • Fines and Infringements
  • Interactions with police
  • Maintenance and repairs
  • Rental rights
We collaborate with local organisations and grassroots clubs to engage with senior residents on legal and social issues. We have a particular focus on seniors living in public housing.

We work closely with cohealth, City of Moonee Valley, Wingate Avenue Community Centre and Wintringham.

We work closely with local schools, youth groups and social support services to develop and deliver dynamic legal education sessions.

We offer sessions on:

  • Consumer Law
  • Drugs, the law and harm reduction
  • Employment and workplace wellbeing
  • Interactions with police
  • Fines and Infringements
  • Interpersonal violence (bullying, family violence)
  • Sex, pleasure and the law
  • Understanding the Criminal Justice System

Our amazing team of youth community development workers can create individual sessions on becoming independent. Including – understanding income tax, applying for a Tax File Number, setting up an ABN, how to invoice for your business, preparing for driving and much more.