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ABOUT US

OUR VISION, VALUES & WORk

FAR WEST COMMUNITY LEGAL CENTRE (‘FWCLC’)

Far West Community Legal Centre Ltd. was officially opened on 18 July 2000.

FWCLC is committed to providing a holistic service to the people in the Far West who have the least access to justice. The Far West Community Legal Centre is funded to provide services to the residents and communities of the Far West region including Broken Hill, Ivanhoe, Menindee, Tibooburra, Wanaaring, White Cliffs and Wilcannia.

FWCLC is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Residents of the Far West region are invited to become members of the Association.

FWCLC is committed to the provision of free and accessible legal services including:

• Legal Information & Advice       • Advocacy           • Representation         • Education

• Community Development          • Referral          ​     Law Reform

WARRA WARRA LEGAL SERVICE (‘WWLS’)

Warra-Warra Legal Service (formerly the Broken Hill Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention Legal Service) was funded in 2007 by the Commonwealth Indigenous Justice and Community Safety Unit. The funding for this service is governed by the Far West Community Legal Centre Ltd.

WWLS aims to provide a holistic, culturally responsive and independent legal and family support program for victims of family violence and sexual assault.

WWLS provides legal advice and assistance in Family Law, Family Violence, Care & Protection and Victims’ Compensation matters.

WWLS initiates and facilitates preventative programs for long-term solutions to family violence and sexual assault. By conducting community education programs, WWLS informs people of their rights and conveys to the community that family violence and sexual assault are crimes and not a part of our culture.

Services include:

• Legal Information & Advice       • Advocacy           • Representation         • Education

• Community Development          • Referral          ​     Family Support.         Law Reform

WOMEN’S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COURT ADVOCACY SERVICE (‘WDVCAS’)

Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service was funded by the Women’s Domestic Violence Court Assistance Program in 2008. The funding for this program is governed by Far West Community Legal Centre Ltd.

WDVCAS is one of 27 Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services, servicing 108 local courts in NSW.

WDVCAS is a locally based and independent service for women and children seeking assistance and information about protection from family/domestic violence.

WDVCAS provides women and children with support, advocacy, referral and information.

WDVCAS facilitates women and children’s access to legal representation ensuring that women can access the justice system to overcome the violence they have experienced.

STAYING HOME LEAVING VIOLENCE (‘SHLV’) BROKEN HILL & WENTWORTH/DARETON

Staying home leaving violence was first funded by the department of Family and Community Services in October 2014 and is one of 33 Staying Home Leaving Violence Centre around the state. The funding for the program is governed by the Far West Community Legal Centre Ltd.

 

The SHLV program aims to prevent homelessness by working with the NSW Police to remove the perpetrator from the family home so that women and children can remain safely where they are.

The Far West Community Legal Centre (FWCLC) provides free legal advice, information and referrals to all residents in the Far West region of NSW. The Centre provides ongoing legal assistance to people on low incomes and also to people experiencing significant disadvantage. 

history

The Centre was formed as a result of a Federal Government initiative that identified a need for more accessible legal services in the Far West region of New South Wales.

A public meeting was called in 1999. An interested group of people formed an incorporated association and made a submission for funding. The submission was successful and the management committee established a community based legal service. Our Centre opened on 18 July 2000. 

The Centre acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of the land upon which its office is situated, the Wilyakali people of the Barkandji Nation. The Centre pays its respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

OUR CATCHMENT AREA

The Far West Community Legal Centre services residents of the Far West of New South Wales.

Our office is based in Broken Hill and we regularly perform outreach to other communities in our catchment area.

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FAR WEST CLC TEAM

Administration and Intake Team

Stacy Treloar
Chief Executive Officer

Bianca Cattonar

Finance Officer

Tshinta Reynolds

Admin Officer

Simon Hunter

Admin Officer

Solicitor Team

VACANT

Principal Solicitor

nina betts

Solicitor - First Nations Solicitor

tessa sparks
Solicitor

oliver braes

Solicitor

VACANT

Solicitor

 
martin bass

Chair

Dennis Roach
Director / Public Officer
christine clifton

Director

david alexander

Director

debbie gaudie

Director

Jonathan alt
Director

vacant

Director

stacy treloar

Secretary / CEO

Bianca cattonar

Secretary / Finance

Board Members

vacancies

Interested in working with us in Broken Hill/Far West Region?

- Far West Community Legal Centre is looking to engage a Principal Solicitor and a Solicitor

- Warra Warra Legal Service  is looking to engage a Principal Solicitor Principal Solicitor

GOVERNANCE

The Far West Community Legal Centre Ltd. is managed by a volunteer Board of Management and manages and administers funding for the below programs:

Staying Home Leaving Violence Broken Hill

Staying Home Leaving Violence Wentworth

Warra Warra Legal Service

Far West Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service

ANNUAL REPORTS

To view a copy of the Centre's Annual Reports, please select a report below:

OUR PARTNERS

The Centre works closely with several key partners and thanks them for their ongoing support.

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