Aboriginal Legal Access Program

About this Program

The Aboriginal Legal Access Program (ALAP) has been a part of Hawkesbury Nepean Community Legal Centre (HNCLC) since August 1999. The ALAP was initiated as a strategy to increase access to legal services for the Aboriginal communities within the HNCLC catchment area. The primary strategy was to employ an Aboriginal worker who works alongside HNCLC employees and other Aboriginal workers in the area.

The ALAP objectives that govern the work and activities planned are:

  • Enabling better access to legal services for Aboriginal people
  • Increasing the number of Aboriginal people receiving legal services
  • Improving and enhancing the capacity of community legal centres (CLCs) to provide effective and culturally appropriate services to Aboriginal people
  • Increasing awareness among Aboriginal people of their legal rights and the legal services available to them

What can this Program do?

  • This program has an Aboriginal worker who can assist Aboriginal clients with legal information and referrals.
  • The Aboriginal Legal Access Program coordinates outreach services for Aboriginal clients.
  • We organise and provide legal education sessions for members of the Aboriginal community and community workers.
  • We offer advice by appointment at the Centre and at a range of locations throughout the Hawkesbury.

We also have drop in sessions at South Windsor and Kurrajong where Aboriginal clients are welcome to attend.

  • San Miguel Family refuge .The first Wednesday of the month
  • Riverstone neighbourhood Centre.The first Monday of the month.10 am until 12pm
  • Riverstone neighbourhood Centre, Aboriginal culture.Celebrating who we are.The second Wednesday of the month 3.30 until 5.30
  • Wellamabani Youth Group.Every Tuesday 4pm until 6pm at Bligh Youth Centre.During School terms only

Contact the Centre on 4587 8877 to talk with our worker to find out about how this Program can support you.

Disclaimer: The information contained on this website is provided to educate and inform the community about law and is NOT intended as legal advice. While Hawkesbury Nepean Community Legal Centre has endeavoured to make this information as accurate and up-to-date as possible, such information is not a substitute for legal advice.

This publication has been produced with the financial assistance of the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW. The Foundation seeks to advance the fairness and equity of the justice system and to improve access to justice, especially for socially and economically disadvantaged people. http://www.lawfoundation.net.au

Disclaimer: any opinions expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Law and Justice Foundation's Board of Governors.