Legal Education and Awareness Project (LEAP)
In 2007, the Commission obtained an State Crime Prevention and Community Safety Grant to develop LEAP, a one year pilot initiative aimed at working with young Africans and newly arrived youth. By the end of the project in 2008, LEAP had delivered education to over 850 young people and some 200 of their service providers and advocates.
LEAP's ability to engage and connect with young migrants made it recipient of a 2009 Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Award. The project was also selected as a finalist for a 2009 Premier's Awards Showcasing Excellence in the Public Sector.
Following LEAP, the Commission developed Expect Respect!, an exciting drama-based project that saw legal education being delivered 4000 young people in schools and communities in metropolitan and regional South Australia between 2010 and 2012.
For more information on our current Youth Legal Education programs, including Trusted Moments, please click here.