We have published our annual report for 2019-2020! Take a look at what we achieved in the last financial year and what we are hope to achieve in the next.
A key focus of the year for our members was to secure funding for services over the next five years under the National Legal Assistance Partnership (NLAP) between the Queensland and the Commonwealth governments. Queensland is the only state to provide the security of five-year funding to the community legal sector. This made the funding procurement process at the end of 2019 critical to ongoing services in the community. During this year, we developed the Evidence and Analysis of Legal Need and Application Guide resources to assist community legal centres with writing their funding applications. We also provided companion training through our Leadership Forum and our free webinar program.
Highlights of the year include:
- Providing support to the sector to embed the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) in both community legal centres and in their advocacy with clients
- The delivery of the Digital Strategy Paper: Building Digital Capacity for the sector – providing a digital vision and road map for community legal centres
- The implementation of our Cultural Safety Plan, which has built key relationships in the sector and with external stakeholders
- Implementing a team-based approach to the Phase 3 National Accreditation Scheme – creating closer working relationships between the peak body and members.