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Office Open

Staff at Youth Legal Service are now working from the office. 

 

If you do require an interview with a lawyer on a legal matter please phone 9202 1688 to make an appointment, or fill out the online application form below, and a staff member will get back to you. 

 

Legal Information, advice and assistance will be provided in line with the Government of Western Australia’s COVID Safety Plan.

About Us

Youth Legal Service is a not-for-profit organisation that provides free legal services to children and young people (under 25 years) residing in Western Australia.

 

Children and young people can access our legal advice line during office hours, for the cost of a local telephone call or call our free 1800 number:

 

Perth Metro: 9202 1688
Regional: 1800 199 006

 

We also provide court representation services within the Perth metropolitan area. 

 

Unfortunately, our court representation service is currently restricted to Children’s Court matters as a result of various funding cuts.

 

Our Clients

Youth Legal Service focuses service delivery on meeting the legal needs of children and young people (under 25 years of age).
 
For more information on our service scope, please visit our legal services page.
Asset 1

Advocacy

Understanding and advocating for the legal needs of children and young people.

Asset 3

Education

Playing an active role in the development of an awareness of legal rights and responsibilities for children and young people.

Asset 2

Sustainabilty

Integrating economic and environmental factors, and social opportunity to pursue our mission to advocate and represent children and young people

Support Us

Justice for children and young people

Promoting access to justice for children and young people through representation, education, support and advocacy.

Justice: We endeavour to be fair, accessible and equitable.

 

Integrity: We strive to be professional.

 

Respect: We undertake to be considerate of the needs of children and young people.

 

Empathy: We seek to fully comprehend a client’s situation.

YLS seeks to fulfil its vision, service charter and strategic direction by offering legal services to all young people in Western Australia, community legal education on youth issues, and policy and law reform activities. 

 

For more information about our strategic focus areas, please view our Strategic Plan.

Make a Donation

Children and young people are particularly vulnerable in their encounters with the justice system because of their physical, emotional and social immaturity. The needs of young people, and indeed the law and legal processes that apply to them, are different to those of the general population. You can help ensure that all young people in Western Australia can continue to access free legal assistance by supporting our valuable work.

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