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June 13, 2018

LAUNCH OF ACKNOWLEDGEMENT PLAQUE

May 31 2018  we celebrated National Reconciliation Week with an afternoon tea with our partner organisations and community. We also launched our Acknowledgement to Country building plaque.

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October 23, 2017

New Video: AVO’s: What, How & Going to Court

Got an AVO? Know someone who does? Lost and confused at court?

At Central Coast CLC, we are proud to launch our brand new video resource about Apprehended Violence Orders. This video explains in everyday English what an AVO is, how to get one, what to do if one is taken out against you and what to do at court.

This video is both for applicants (people needing to take out an AVO for their protection) and for defendants (people who have had an AVO taken out against them).

It is a great resource to watch to get an overall picture of the legal and court processes that happen when an AVO is taken out. However, if you have watched the video and still have specific questions about an AVO, you can get free legal advice from:

Central Coast Community Legal Centre: (02) 4353 4988
Legal Aid NSW (Gosford): (02) 4324 5611

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June 29, 2017

Help Us to Care for Community and Fight for Justice this EOFY!

Dear Friend

Make a tax deductible donation to us now and help your local community

Right now, hundreds of people in the Central Coast community are missing out on the help they need to solve a legal problem.

People living below the poverty line, people with a disability, people who have been evicted from their homes, or who’ve lost their jobs, been discriminated against or ripped off by an unscrupulous ‘friend’ or business.

Women with children fleeing domestic violence, Aboriginal families under pressure on all fronts, older people and people with poor English who face a bewildering and threatening legal system they can’t understand … and many more.

Unresolved legal problems have devastating consequences, leading to homelessness, unemployment, serious debt, relationship breakdowns and illness.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

At the Central Coast Community Legal Centre we believe everyone deserves equal access to justice. Each year our tiny, determined team of volunteers, interns and solicitors helps almost 6,000 vulnerable and disadvantaged people with free, accessible advice and support at one of the most stressful and difficult times of their lives.

  • 72% of our clients are living below the poverty line
  • 32% are experiencing family violence
  • 8% identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander

We do it on a shoestring budget and we do it because we care.

We are doing a fantastic job but we want to do more.

Watch our video – We Matter

Frankly, we are overwhelmed. Last year we had to turn away over 1700 people simply because we don’t have enough solicitors to provide timely assistance. That’s why we’re asking for your help today.

Will you make a tax-deductible donation before 30 June?

Our aim is to raise $5,000 to help an extra 100 people in 2017.

  • Every $50 we raise means that we can help another vulnerable person here on the Central Coast.
  • Just $50 means we can help a woman experiencing domestic violence to protect herself and her children.
  • Just $50 means we can help a homeless person deal with their unpaid fines.
  • Just $50 means that we can help an Aboriginal person experiencing race discrimination fight an unfair dismissal.

The more you can give us, the more people we can help.

All gifts will make a difference.   Click here to Donate with Give Now

The money we raise will go directly to help people in need right here on the Central Coast.

Thank you on behalf of the whole team here at Central Coast Community Legal Centre … and all of the people we help.

Deborah Macmillan

Executive Officer

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