Access to justice and the judicial process

Access to the judicial process can be a significant challenge; evidence suggests this issue is widespread amongst the most disadvantaged Australians.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons, disabled persons, homeless persons and people with a mental illness are more prone to experiencing substantial and multiple legal problems.

Access to justice is a key plank of a well-functioning, socially inclusive democracy. More than lawyers and courts, access to justice is about ensuring that Australians, especially those facing disadvantage, have the capacity to resolve dispute through both informal and formal mechanisms.

These problems are often linked to a complex web of legal and non-legal issues.

How ACIL Allen Consulting can help you

We assist our clients to make evidence-based decisions and improve justice outcomes through:

  • program evaluation
  • data analysis and modelling
  • performance measurement design and evaluation
  • review of funding arrangements
  • application of new technology in healthcare
  • survey design and analysis.

ACIL Allen Consulting’s experience in the justice sector, as well as in related social policy fields, brings a holistic perspective for our clients.

We have been engaged to review and analyse specific programs and issues across Australia, such as family violence prevention and policing, as well as broader reviews, including a wide-ranging Review of the National Partnership Agreement on Legal Assistance Services.

Our clients include the Australian Government Attorney General’s Department, the Victorian Department of Justice, the South Australian Department of Justice, the Northern Territory Department of Business and Employment, the Tasmanian Department of Treasury and Finance and the Victorian Department of Human Services.

For further information about justice and access to the judicial process, please contact Les Trudzik