Health Justice Australia
Bringing community legal services into health settings to improve support for the disadvantaged.
Did you know, millions of Australians have legal problems they’re more likely to raise with a trusted health professional than a lawyer? Health justice partnerships bring community legal services into health settings to improve support for the disadvantaged. Health Justice Australia supports these partnerships via the setup, scaling and effectiveness through research and evaluation, practitioner resources and policy advocacy.
Funds raised: $28,500
HJA pitched at TFN Brisbane on 14 June 2017 and raised $28,500 to help fill the gaps in services that the most vulnerable people fall through. The funding will enable them to develop resources that drive best practice among health justice partnerships (HJPs), such as guidance on information-sharing in cases of family violence, and balancing the professional-client privilege of lawyers with the mandatory reporting obligations of health workers in child protection. This innovative new service model supports some of the most disadvantaged communities in Australia, helping health and legal services to support them.