Aims & Objectives

AIMS

Balit Ngulu aims are to provide high quality assistance consistent with:

  • Any and all obligations to provide legal aid services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth in Victoria.
  • Legal professional practice and ethical obligations.
  • The relative needs of individual clients.

 

Objectives

Balit Ngulu objectives are to:

  • Address both the causes and effects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth disadvantage
  • Improve the access of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth to high quality and culturally appropriate legal aid services so that they can fully exercise their legal rights as Australian citizens.
  • Improve both the quality and efficiency of service delivery to the ultimate benefit of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth.
  • Better prioritise and target available resources to ensure that services are responsive to established policy priorities and community needs, and to provide the best possible quality of service to individual clients.
  • Emphasise the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services taking a striving approach to promoting social justice, rights, and empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth.
  • Be proactive and bring about tangible and long-term outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth, groups and communities in Victoria.
  • Promote the right of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth to identity and culture.