Community Legal Centres Queensland are delighted to be named as finalists in the Third Sector Awards, Campaign / Marketing Category.
The award highlights the work Community Legal Centres Queensland undertook in relation to the Domestic Violence Best Practice in Community Legal Centres Training Program.
Data collected in Queensland showed the number of people seeking advice from Community Legal Centres who are impacted by domestic violence has significantly increased in recent years.
As a result, the Community Legal Centres Queensland team decided to facilitate expert training for community legal centre workers and volunteers so they could better help people affected by domestic violence. We engaged experts who could advise and assist with the development and delivery of targeted and current training and resources.
Over a twelve-month period, the program provided tools, skills and strategies for workers to identify domestic violence and work appropriately with domestic violence victims as well as protect themselves from vicarious trauma.