Public Interest Law Careers Guide - Prison Legal Education and Assistance

Field of Law

Criminal

Stage of Career

Undergraduates (Volunteer only)

Contact details

Address: Monash Oakleigh Legal Service, 60 Beddoe Ave, Clayton
Phone: (03) 9905 4336
Visit the Prison Legal Education and Assistance website
Contact person: Daniel Nguyen
Email: projectmanager@pleaproject.org.au

Description of Organisation or department within organisation

The PLEA Project is run entirely volunteer run and based at the Monash-Oakleigh Legal Service.

PLEA delivers legal education in prisons to assist inmates to proactively handle their legal cases.

PLEA's aim is to provide inmates with the knowledge and skills needed to gain control in an environment where they may feel powerless.

Number of legal positions within organisation:  Approximately 40 volunteer positions.

What sort of volunteer opportunities are available?

PLEA volunteers develop and deliver legal education workshops to inmates in prisons.

Volunteer roles include prison support roles as well as roles in administration and management. As PLEA is a student-run project, PLEA aims to give opportunities to students and ask that, once admitted to practice, volunteers step back from active roles within prisons.

For prison support roles we require applicants to be currently studying law and to have successfully completed criminal law/ criminal procedure law.

Contact person for volunteers:

To express your interest in the volunteer program, fill out an application form on PLEA's website: pleaproject.org.au

For further information email secretary@pleaproject.org.au

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