No home, no justice? The legal needs of homeless people
This report into the legal needs of homeless people explores the capacity of homeless people in NSW to obtain legal assistance; to participate effectively in the legal system; and to obtain assistance in legal processes from non-legal advocacy and support agencies. It also examines the role of non-legal support workers and agencies in assisting homeless people to identify and address their legal issues. It is based on a review of existing literature and consultations with legal and non-legal service providers and homeless people themselves....
Chapter 1. Introduction
This study on the legal needs of homeless people in New South Wales (NSW) has been undertaken by the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW (the Foundation) as part of its Access to Justice and Legal Needs research program.1