Policy & Research

The St Kilda Legal Service is consistently involved in law reform, policy and research. Some of our recent submissions and projects are listed below:

St Kilda Legal Service community lawyer, Jacinta Maloney was awarded the 2013 -2014 Victoria Law Foundation’s Community Legal Centre Research Fellowship. As part of the research fellowship project Jacinta investigated peer education and paralegal programs, both in Australia and overseas. Jacinta explored how these programs can empower communities. She visited organisations in South Africa, Hungary, Cambodia, and the Philippines, including organisations providing peer education and paralegal programs for sex workers in South Africa and for prisoners in the Philippines. In Australia she explored peer programs such as those of Harm Reduction Victoria, a peer-based organisation educating people who use drugs on harm reduction strategies.