Living Free project launched in Frankston
July 6, 2018
Victorian Legal Services Commissioner, Fiona McLeay, alongside Director of the Centre for Innovative Justice, Rob Hulls, launched the Living Free Project last week. Funded in our grant 2017 round, this innovative project utilises multi-sectoral responses to females who are at risk of entering the justice system or are in early contact with the justice system. By addressing the underlying causal factors of their offending behaviours it is anticipated that the project will ultimately reduce recidivism rates and further entrenchment in the justice system. The launch was well attended by a number of Magistrates operating across the Moorabbin and Frankston Magistrates’ Court in addition to senior police, legal representatives and management from across health and community services. The response from those in attendance highlights the importance to think outside the square in response to the growing numbers of females in the justice system.