The Foundation developed the Collaborative Planning Resource (CPR) in support of the 2015 National Partnership Agreement on Legal Assistance Services (NPA) between the Commonwealth of Australia and the states/territories. It brings together information on service design and data to support planning and monitoring of legal assistance services.
The 2018 CPR uses 2016 ABS Census data which provides counts of the distribution of potential need for not-for-profit legal assistance services through the:
CPR Need for Legal Assistance Service (NLAS) indicators
CPR priority groups.
The Collaborative Planning Resource – Service Planning (CPR-SP) summarises the research evidence on legal need and access to justice and the implications for planning legal service delivery. The CPR-SP also provides useful information for designing appropriate legal services for specific priority demographic groups: ‘who’ priority clients are, ‘what’ types of services are appropriate to their legal needs and capabilities, and ‘how’ these services might be delivered.