NWC Submission on the REVIEW OF CIVIL LEGAL AID SCHEME
Published: Tuesday, February 07, 2023
NWC welcomes the invitation to make a submission on the REVIEW OF CIVIL LEGAL AID SCHEME. In 2021, NWC made 2 submissions to the Family Justice Oversight Group1 and the Third National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence that addressed some of the recommendations that NWC considers essential to put users at its centre. It is self-evident that an underfunded and inadequate legal aid scheme adds to the harms already experienced by victims/survivors. NWC urges that recommendations to ensure the provision of free legal to all victims/survivors of domestic, sexual and gender based violence are in place. NWC also made recommendations with regards the gendered constraints in accessing legal advice with regards employment and housing issues.
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