The purpose of the Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) is achieve culturally appropriate justice for Aboriginal people and communities. We are predominantly a criminal law practice which provides advice and representation for both Indigenous adults and young persons. In addition, we provide services in child protection matters. In the past, we were also able to provide clients with representation in civil matters and family law. However, a reduction in our real funding means that we can not provide any assistance in these matters at this time.Please visit http://www.alsnswact.org.au/offices.html for the location of our regional offices.
ACON (formerly known as The AIDS Council of NSW) is a non-government organisation based in the gay and lesbian communities. We provide advocacy, care and support services to members of those communities including Indigenous people, transgender people, injecting drug users, sex workers and all people living with HIV/AIDS. We work for:"The right of all HIV positive men and women to claim the best quality of life that is individually attainable and to have their strengths, their achievements and their needs recognised."The sexual health and rights of every member of our communities to be recognised."The lesbian and gay community to understand and take responsibility for its mental and physical health."A society which respects the basic link between health and justice.
The ACT Community Coalition on Corrections is a coalition of organisations and individuals that have an interest in corrections and particularly in the new ACT prison (the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC)), its operation and its performance. The Coalition meets on a regular basis to discuss issues about the new prison and to formulate proposals to the ACT Government that will improve the functioning of the centre, which will assist in the new prison meeting the goals and objectives and which will contribute to positive outcomes for prisoners.
The ACT Council of Social Service Inc (ACTCOSS) is the peak representative body for not-for-profit community organisations, and disadvantaged and low-income citizens of the Australian Capital Territory.
The Action Foundation for Mental Health Inc. is an independent incorporated non-profit organisation and registered charity. The Foundation was established in early 1987 and currently operates programs throughout the Lower North Shore of Sydney due to the temporarily closure of Westview Cottage. The current Activities of the Foundation are, broadly, to:"Provide suitable psycho-social and skills based programs"Promote awareness and provide information regarding mental health"Advocate and lobby on behalf of clients who suffer or have suffered from a mental health problem"Fundraise for programs
The organisation supports Palestinian political prisoners held in Israeli and Palestinian prisons. The provide free legal aid to political prisoners, advocate their rights at the national and international level, and work to end torture and other violations of prisoners’ rights through monitoring, legal procedures and solidarity campaigns.
"Afford is a registered charity that supports more than 2,000 people every day to find meaningful purpose and work for a richer and positive lifestyle.
We offer a wide range of services including Community Support, Shared Living, Supported Employment, Open Employment, healthy lifestyle programs and supported getaways, and training and educational programs for school leavers."