About the Law and Justice Foundation
The Foundation was established in 1967
and is an independent body incorporated in New South Wales by the Law and Justice Foundation Act 2000 (NSW)
which seeks to improve access to justice in NSW, particularly for socially and economically disadvantaged people.
The Foundation's staff and Board
come from a range of different backgrounds such as law, research, education and the social sciences. This enables us to consider issues of access to justice from different perspectives.
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What is the purpose of the Law and Justice Foundation?
To advance the fairness and equity of the justice system, and to improve access to justice, especially for socially and economically disadvantaged people.
How do we achieve our goals?
We achieve our goals by:
- Identifying the legal needs of the community, particularly those of socially and economically disadvantaged people.
- Identifying what strategies work to address legal need
- Supporting policy development and planning service delivery
- Supporting the legal assistance sector to respond to priority access to justice issues.
What are the beliefs of the Law and Justice Foundation?
The Law and Justice Foundation believes that:
- a fair and equitable justice system is essential for a democratic, civil society
- reform should, where possible, be based on sound research
- people need accurate, understandable information to have equitable access to justice
- community support agencies and NGOs play a critical role in improving access to justice for disadvantaged people
How is the Law and Justice Foundation funded?
The Law and Justice Foundation operates on income received from grants and fees for services. The principal source of grant funds is the Public Purpose Fund.