Women’s Legal Service Western Australia
The Women’s Law Centre of WA Inc (WLCWA) is a not for profit Community Legal Centre funded by the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department to provide quality legal services for women of Western Australia. The WLCWA operates through a human rights framework and aims to achieve improved access to justice for women in WA. The WLCWA provides free legal advice and casework specifically to women facing disadvantage but can provide information about legal issues and referral to support services to any women. In addition to these services, the Women’s Law Centre undertakes several outreach projects to specific target groups. At present our target areas focus on assisting Indigenous women in remote Communities through a partnership with the NPY women’s Council and providing services to women in prison in WA.
We prioritise our services to assist women facing disadvantage with:
- family law,
- family and domestic violence issues
- care and protection proceedings
- criminal injuries compensation
- sexual harassment and sexual assault
The WLCWA also provides law reform, advocacy, community legal education and professional development training.