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2018 LAW Survey
It's been ten years since the LAW Survey was conducted. Find out why we need a new survey.
2018 LAW Survey infographic
See Sources & Definitions document

Data insights in civil justice series
We've been engaged by the Department of Justice to investigate the quality and utility of NSW civil court and tribunal data. Seven reports have been published:
NSW District Court
NSW Local Court
Download NCAT reports

Collaborative Planning Resource
For data for all states and territories and more, visit our Collaborative Planning Resource page

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The Law and Justice Foundation of NSW is an independent statutory body working to improve access to justice in NSW, particularly for socially and economically disadvantaged people ... read more

New research on Indigenous people and legal problem resolution
Using Law Survey data, our latest Updating Justice paper released on 1 May, finds that Indigenous Australians, particularly those who are multiply disadvantaged, are significantly more likely to have unresolved crime problems than non-Indigenous Australians. Indigenous Australians are also more likely to finalise their legal problems through a court, tribunal or formal dispute resolution process. These findings have policy implications for the criminal justice system and public legal assistance services.


Download full infographic
Download Updating Justice, No. 55 Indigenous people and legal problem resolution


DVU study provides valuable data to inform roll out

Launched on 28 February, a process evaluation conducted by the Law and Justice Foundation examines the early implementation of the Domestic Violence Unit (DVU) set up by Legal Aid NSW in January 2016. The findings suggest that the holistic approach adopted by the DVU enables it to fill important service gaps. See media release

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, call the 24-hour NSW Domestic Violence Line for help on
1800 65 64 63.
For the 24-hour Australia-wide Domestic Violence Line, call 1800 RESPECT.


    Cancellation of 2018 Justice Awards
    The Board of Governors of the Law and Justice Foundation has announced the cancellation of the Justice Awards for 2018 due to uncertainty regarding our funding. See media release

    Grants Program
    Our March 2018 grant round has closed. We will announce our next grant round on our website and on Twitter. For more information, visit our Grants Program page

    2018 Collaborative Planning Resource release
    The 2018 Collaborative Planning Resource (CPR) is now available. The latest CPR uses 2016 ABS Census data and includes data on the Need for Legal Assistance Service (NLAS) indicators which provide a count of the distribution of potential need for not-for-profit legal assistance services. Visit our Collaborative Planning Resource page

    Download 2018 CPR flyer | See YouTube video

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    Legal advice
    The Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales does not provide legal advice or referrals. Please contact LawAccess NSW on 1300 888 529

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