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About the Law and Justice Foundation

The Law and Justice Foundation of NSW is an independent statutory body established by the Law and Justice Foundation Act 2000 (NSW) to:

“contribute to the development of a fair and equitable justice system that addresses the legal needs of the community and improves access to justice by the community, particularly by socially and economically disadvantaged people.”

Our Work

The Foundation has become a leader in applied empirical research aimed at improving the fairness, equity and accessibility of the justice system in NSW and beyond. The Foundation is the justice research organisation in NSW with an explicit mandate to focus on addressing the legal needs of the community.

The aim of our research is to support access to justice through the advancement and dissemination of knowledge about the legal needs of the community, what works to meet those needs, and the operation of the legal and justice system. The Foundation achieves this by undertaking applied empirical research, providing analytical advice and expertise, developing comprehensive data tools and by disseminating our own and other relevant national and international research and practice to policy makers, managers, and front-line service providers across the legal and justice sector.

Contributing to a fair and equitable justice system

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