Who are we?
The Shopfront Youth Legal Centre is a free legal service for homeless and disadvantaged young people aged 25 and under. The Shopfront is a joint project of Mission Australia, the Salvation Army and the law firm Herbert Smith Freehills. We are based in inner-city Sydney (356 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst) but can help people who live outside this area.
What do we do?
- Give young people legal advice and represent them in court.
- Help educate young people about their legal rights.
- Inform and train youth workers about legal issues.
- Campaign for better laws and policies relating to disadvantaged young people.
New to Shopfront
Click here for updated fact sheets on a range of legal topics. We hope to have updated traffic fact sheets available soon.
We have recently made a number of submissions on domestic violence, bail, sentencing and people with cognitive and mental health impairments in the criminal justice system. Please click here for copies.