In some instances it is difficult to know if the young person you are working with has a legal problem. Sometimes the young person does not realise they have a legal problem or that the problem can be resolved, or its impact reduced through legal means.
The ‘Legal Health check’ consists of a series of quick questions you can ask the young person to ascertain whether the youth lawyer can help.
Use this checklist to see if a referral to the youth lawyer is necessary.
Helpful resources and tutorials on the legal health check are available here.
Youthlaw lawyers, Katrina and Sophie, are available to assist with legal health check training and resources.