Setting the record straight
Do you have a criminal record? Would you like more information about your rights and responsibilities when it comes to getting a job, joining a board, getting insurance and other situations you might face?
Woor-Dungin has collaborated with its partners Healesville Indigenous Community Services Association, Mallee District Aboriginal Services, Willum Warrain, Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation, as well as a range of legal experts, to produce a series of fact sheets for Aboriginal people living in Victoria who have a police record.
The fact sheets are designed to give some clear information about the law and your rights in different situations, and also list contact details of organisations you can call if you need some advice or help.
They are for information purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Accuracy or completeness cannot be guaranteed. If you need advice, please contact a lawyer.
The following fact sheets are now available:
- Applying for a job when you’ve got a criminal record
- Becoming a board member when you have a criminal record
- Becoming a kinship carer when you have a criminal record
- Criminal records and enduring powers of attorney
- Getting insurance if you have a criminal record
- If no conviction is recorded in my case, will I still get a criminal record?
- Joining government boards when you have a criminal record
- What is a criminal record?
Click here to watch a video of the Melbourne fact sheet launch.
Woor-Dungin would like to thank all the people and organisations who contributed to the production of these fact sheets, including the following:
Colin Biggers & Paisley
Consumer Action Law Centre
Consumer Affairs Victoria
Department of Health and Human Services
Federation of Community Legal Centres
Healesville Indigenous Community Services Association
Law Institute of Victoria
Mallee District Aboriginal Services
Office of the Public Advocate
Peninsula Community Legal Centre
Victoria Law Foundation
Victoria Legal Aid
Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service
Willum Warrain Aboriginal Association
Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation
Women’s Legal Service