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Education Programs

The Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission has specific education programs for

  • training service provider staff
  • culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • young people in schools
  • young people in the youth justice system
  • Darwin urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • remote Top End communities
  • communities in the Barkly.

You can see a list of education programs on this page, and the education team can design or adapt programs to meet the needs of your group. To request an education program or session click here for our CLE session request form. To find out more or talk to an educator, email us at cle@legalaid.nt.gov.au or call us on 1800 019 343.

 

Judgement Day

 

 

Judgement Day helps students experience how the criminal justice system works through observation and role play. The program includes:

  • role of police and police charges
  • a mock legal advice session with a legal aid lawyer
  • observation of the workings of the local court
  • a practical, fun role play of court proceedings.

Students will see how the court system works, how laws are applied in court, and how individuals can exercise their rights to access justice. Educators from the NT Legal Aid Commission facilitate the program and work with teachers to ensure curriculum outcomes are met. The program can be modified to meet student needs.

 

Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) Program


The NT Legal Aid Commission funds a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) program, which operates regular outreach visits to migrant English classes and provides a range of community legal education sessions with community members and service providers, including interpreters. We offer settlement orientation for new arrivals, family harmony for CALD communities, and legal education for interpreters and international students. If you would like to discuss the legal needs of your community, please contact the Multicultural Educator at cle@legalaid.nt.gov.au or on 1800 019 343.

 

Got a Fine? Training

We provide training for service providers who help their clients resolve legal problems. The training covers how to negotiate a Time To Pay Arrangement with the Fines Recovery Unit.

 

 

Legal information training

 

 

Legal information training is available for community groups and service providers who want to learn where to find legal information resources in the Northern Territory, and how to use them with friends, family, colleagues, or clients.

 

Legal Crew

Legal Crew is an education program run through Tivendale School at the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre. The Program aims to increase detainees’ understanding about the legal systems and processes they are experiencing. Knowledge about the law will provide a foundation for participants to learn about their legal rights and responsibilities when interacting with police, in the criminal justice system and in detention including pathways for constructively addressing issues and complaints.

 

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