We're By Your Side
We strive to provide a culturally safe service.
We proudly work on the lands of the Darkinjung people, in collaboration with community and community partners such as Mingaletta and Yerin Eleanor Duncan Aboriginal Health Services, as well as being an associate member of the Barang Regional Alliance.
Why Letting Us Know You Are Aboriginal Is Important
This ensures we link you with relevant services and support if you need it. It also helps us with identifying any other legal issues that may be relevant for you.
An important feature of our approach is that we work in partnership with other community service organisations to help provide a ‘wrap-around’ service for our clients — because legal problems never exist in isolation, and neither do the solutions.
We continue our unfailing commitment to work with our Aboriginal community partners, listening to the needs of their clients and ensuring we are providing a responsive service.
How We Help
The Central Coast CLC has a continued commitment to help:
- Assist Aboriginal clients to obtain free legal advice and/or assistance.
- Conduct an outreach service at Mingaletta Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation in Umina Beach, or The Glen for Men and Women.
- Provide Community Legal Education workshops for Aboriginal community workers and our Aboriginal communities.
- Have an Aboriginal Access Worker available to support Aboriginal clients with legal problems and navigate referrals to appropriate services.
- Continue to engage in and develop local events to celebrate Aboriginal significant dates
Aboriginal Access Worker
Our Aboriginal Access Worker’s main role is to assist in removing barriers that Aboriginal people may face in accessing legal services. The Aboriginal Access Worker offers support, information and referrals to clients receiving legal help from the Centre. They are not a solicitor and cannot give legal advice, however they can contact you after you have received legal help to see if there are any other supports that we can offer.
All Aboriginal clients booked in for legal advice are offered the option of being contacted by the Aboriginal Access Worker.
Cultural Awareness Training
Our Aboriginal Access Worker provides cultural awareness training to all Centre staff and volunteers. We also provide this training to other community organisations.
Our Aboriginal Wills Program
The Central Coast Aboriginal Wills Program is a free service for Aboriginal people who live, work or study on the NSW Central Coast. The program assists Aboriginal people to speak with a solicitor and have a standard (simple) Will made.
Wills are for EVERYONE, not just the elderly.
Established from a partnership with the Department of Community Justice, Barang Regional Alliance & Central Coast Community Legal Centre, our Community Navigators work with other services and stakeholders in the justice system to create change and better outcomes for Aboriginal children, young people and their families living on Darkinjung Country.
See the 2022 Community Navigators Launch here.
We’re Here To Help You Right Now
We have experienced staff available, please reach out and let us guide you on the best way forward.
To make an appointment for advice, please telephone our office: 02 4353 4988