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
There have recently been major changes to the New South Wales victims’ compensation scheme. Click here for information.
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.