Everyone lives equally, and free from all forms of violence.
Knowledge is power – Tipping the Scales
A Community Justice Partnership, providing free legal services for women and children experiencing family violence.
A specialist and free legal advice service, Tipping the Scales is funded by the Victorian Legal Services Board Grants Program. This is a tailored meaningful and practical collaboration between health, social and legal organisations; providing people with timely legal advice and connecting them with appropriate support.
People who have experienced Tipping the Scale’s advice and support have expressed how valuable it was to have the legal process, and their options, explained with genuine concern for how they are progressing.
After operating for only 18 months, Tipping the Scales has impacted vulnerable people’s lives in profoundly positive ways. Feedback shows that the most significant improvements for people are reduced stress and anxiety levels, improved mental health, more resilient family relationships and higher community connectedness. 83% of recipients remained engaged with local support services after their legal matter was finalised.
Tipping the Scales services continue to grow in 2019, with additional funding resources to increase the legal services available in our community.