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Multidisciplinary Practice

Multidisciplinary legal practices (MDPs) are a relatively new approach to service delivery. In MDPs, lawyers and social workers work collaboratively to provide a holistic service to clients, addressing issues including housing, health and financial problems as well as legal matters. Under this approach clients are assisted to overcome the significant barriers that may ordinarily prevent them from engaging with the legal system. Clients' legal and non-legal needs can be addressed simultaneously.

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Multidisciplinary Practice

Socialising the law: Combining social work and legal skills in a changing justice sector

This is a ground-breaking cross-disciplinary study looking at the respective skills of lawyers and social workers and how these different skills can usefully be combined in order to deliver a holistic service that meet clients’ needs.

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Multidisciplinary Practice

Multidisciplinary Response Model Project

This project developed a business case for the establishment of multidisciplinary integrated response in the Southern Melbourne region addressing repeat and chronic family violence cases.

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