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.
You can read more about The Shopfront and what we have done in the last 21 years by clicking here.
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
Victims of violent crime whose claims for compensation were lodged, but not finalised, before 7 May 2013 may be able to receive extra compensation through the Victims Reassessment Scheme. You must "opt in" to the scheme by 31 August 2016. Click here for more information.