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    Youth injustice: Can research drive changes that address legal need?

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    The Youth injustice panel will explore the youth-specific findings from the Victoria Law Foundation’s Public Understanding of Law Survey (PULS) generally, and specifically regarding young people’s employment law needs, and will ask the question how might the legal assistance sector use this research to address young people’s unmet legal needs? 

    The VLF's forthcoming report, Problems at Work: Young people, employment and legal need will be discussed, spotlighting the higher employment-related legal needs of young people compared to older age groups. Specialist youth community legal centres, Youth Law Australia and the Young Workers Centre, will offer practical insights on how legal services might use the findings to drive positive change. The panel will conclude with Q&A from the online audience.

    The panel includes representatives of Youth Law Australia (YLA), Young Workers Centre (YWC), and the Victoria Law Foundation (VLF), including:

    • Matthew Keeley (YLA)
    • Kate Richardson (YLA)
    • Kelly Thomas (YWC)
    • Dr Hugh M. McDonald (VLF)
    • Dr Georgina Rychner (VLF).

    Please join us live and online on Wednesday 22 May 2024 from 11AM-12PM (AEST, Melbourne time). This is a free event.

    In hosting this event, YLA acknowledges the support provided by the Cth Attorney-General's Department, the Fair Work Ombudsman, the University of New South Wales Faculty of Law and Justice, and Johnson Winter Slattery.

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