In late 2020, St Kilda Legal Service committed to a strategic planning process to review the services that we are delivering to the LGBTIQ+ community, with the goal of ensuring appropriate and targeted legal services are provided to the LGBTIQ+ community in Victoria.
The development of our Strategy involved significant consultations with our staff and our clients, Thorne Harbour Health, Transgender Victoria, government stakeholders, other legal services and LGBTIQ+ organisations. We would like to thank everyone who generously gave their time and expertise through these consultations.
The team are proud to launch St Kilda Legal Service’s LGBTIQ+ Legal Program Strategy for the next 18 months. The strategy seeks to build on our achievements and lessons learned to date. While the strategy is for July 2021 to December 2022, our vision and mission reflect our longer-term commitment to supporting the LGBTIQ+ community.
Our strategy identifies the vision, mission, strategic priorities and enablers of our LGBTIQ+ legal services.
It responds to and is informed by the legal needs of the LGBTIQ+ community, the views of key stakeholders, and the broader evidence-base related to LGBTIQ+ legal services. The Strategy sets out strategic directions that will focus our efforts on where we can have the greatest impact for the LGBTIQ+ community, and the enablers that will help us achieve our strategic priorities.
We would like to thank our community partners and stakeholders for their support of our LGBTIQ+ legal program. We look forward to working with you to implement this strategy and our vision of a fair, safe and inclusive Victoria where every LGBTIQ+ person is treated with dignity and respect before the law.