So far the program has seen 52 young people, of these 2 were under 16 years, 11 were between 16 and 19 years, 36 were between 20 and 25 years and 3 were 26 years of age.
The data indicates that young people from across the greater Grampians region have accessed the service and that the gender split is approximately 50% female and 50% male.
Eighteen young people who accessed the service identified as having a disability, 5 young people are from ATSI background.
Young people assisted by the HJP Youth Lawyer presented with a wide range of legal issues including Family Violence, Will, Family Law, Motor Vehicle related issues, debts and tenancy related issues to name a few.
The majority of participants indicated that the legal problem they had was ‘very important’ with ten participants identifying that the legal problem was affecting their life ‘a lot’.
Young people indicated that the legal problem has been an issue for between one to six months and that it was having a range of impacts on their health and wellbeing.