Public Interest Law Careers Guide - youth
Working with young people can be both confronting and rewarding. Youth law will expose you to serious challenges facing young people in our community. Vulnerable and ‘at risk' youth may struggle with homelessness, bullying, fines, substance use or criminal charges. Difficulties they face may be compounded by racial discrimination, family breakdown, over-policing or difficulty finding work or accessing Centrelink.
Volunteering with young people may involve providing support and legal information as a YRIPP Independent Person during police interrogations with a minor. As a lawyer you may consider working for Youthlaw, a youth focused specialist CLC. Melbourne University Student Union Legal Service is a small team offering legal advice and assistance to University Students.
Organisations offering career opportunities relating to youth
- Youth Referral and Independent Person Program
- University of Melbourne Student Union Legal Service