Support for Individuals involved with the Justice System
AAC provides culturally appropriate support for individuals, families, and their significant others when interacting with lawyers, police and magistrates. AAC team members educate clients about the Australian legal system and support them through the court and legal processes. This usually includes helping the client understand cultural differences and mental health issues to ensure positive outcomes.
Support at Dandenong Magistrates Court, Children’s Court and other metropolitan courts
Our mental health clinician, forensic psychologist and case managers often accompany clients to their court hearings, providing support and assistance as required.
Some clients experience crisis situations when they need immediate care. Our office regularly accepts self-referred clients such as youth at risk, their families and significant others on a needs basis.
Pro bono assistance by Slink and Keating and Salvation Army Legal Humanitarian for clients with criminal matters and their families
Slink and Keating and Salvos Legal Humanitarian provide advice, assistance and/or representation in circumstances where individuals do not have access to any other legal support and qualify for this by being Centrelink clients. AAC provides cultural awareness advice to the lawyers in their dealings with clients. AAC also helps clients understand Australian laws and legal system.