Women Transforming Justice
The CIJ will conduct an evaluation of Women Transforming Justice, a collaboration between the Darebin Community Legal Centre, the Law and Advocacy Centre for Women (LACW) and Flat Out.
This crucial project is funded by the Legal Services Board and over the next 12 months, will provide gender-informed legal assistance specifically to women seeking bail and then follow up case management and other support to women either while they are in custody or in the community.
WTJ recognises the very particular needs of a growing cohort within our community: women on remand – as well as the disproportionate impacts that recent bail and other legislative reforms have had on women and their children.
The CIJ’s evaluation over the life of the project will assess its implementation, the specific needs of women on remand and the extent to which the service is meeting these needs, as well as early outcomes. Importantly, the evaluation will also measure to the extent possible how the project is raising awareness of these needs within the legal system and prompting a shift towards a more evidence-based, gender-informed approach.