Adding Public Value
Adding Public Value: The integration of frontline services & law reform in the NSW Community Legal Sector
This Report was prepared for Community Legal Centres NSW and the Financial Rights Legal Centre by Judith Stubbs & Associates.
The Report seeks to understand, document and quantify the impact of linking policy and law reform as part of an integrated service provided by CLCs in NSW. It also seeks to test the claims made by the sector and academics in relation to the value of policy and law reform.
The study finds that policy and law reform activities undertaken by Community Legal Centres provide good value to society, are generally of high merit, and meet the social and economic objectives of government and the sector when assessed against key outcome measures.
This study also finds that there is an important role for the CLC sector in continuing its work in policy and law reform, integrated with front line services, to maximise the efficient use of resources, further the objectives of government, and support access to justice for all people, particularly those most disadvantaged in Australian society.