Sessions and Workshops
We facilitate free legal education sessions and workshops for young people, teachers, youth workers, and professionals working with young people*. We deliver community legal education that is relevant and in a style appropriate to the needs of each group or organisation.
In the financial year 2014/2015 we reached 5661 young people and workers directly through 180 legal education sessions and community liaisons.
Click here to download our Community Legal Education for Young People and Workers promotional poster.
Trusted Moments was developed by the Legal Services Commission to engage young people in education about the importance of consent and respect in relationships as a strategy for the prevention of sexual assault. As well as highlighting the legal implications of certain behaviours, the resource draws attention to the potential impact of these behaviours on personal relationships and whole communities.
Set at a 17th birthday party, the film draws attention to types of attitudes and behaviour patterns that can lead to sexual assault. It also highlights the inherent legal risks associated with using mobile phones for producing and sharing sexually explicit images of young people.
The film is supported by the Trusted Moments Study Guide. The Guide contains a number of resources including fact sheets that introduce young people to basic legal concepts to facilitate their participation in the learning activities suggested in the Guide.
As part of the Trusted Moments early intervention program, organisations using the resource are able to book legal education workshops that explore in more detail the legal issues raised by the film. Facilitated by experienced legal education practitioners, the workshops provide a unique opportunity for schools, youth services and community organisations to engage young people and staff in early intervention education about laws dealing with sexual assault and other criminal offences.
The Trouble with Sam and Steve
2015 has seen the rollout of an exciting Community Legal Education project, The Trouble with Sam and Steve - an early intervention Theatre in Education project which toured primary schools in Adelaide for two weeks in June 2015, reaching 1500 students, teachers, and community members.
The Trouble with Sam and Steve is a 50min theatre workshop that explores the choices young people may face when boredom might lead to bad choices, property damage and ultimately the destruction of a friendship. A 20min performance by professional actors was followed by a 30min interactive workshop. During the workshop the students had the opportunity to talk and be involved in group activities with our Legal Education Officer, the Director, and the characters of Sam and Steve to discuss the social and legal consequences of the boys’ actions. The workshop also focused on how young people can access legal help and support.
As an early intervention strategy, the project targeted young people at the beginning ages of criminal responsibility and was offered as a free performance and workshop for young people in years 5, 6 and 7. This is consistent with contemporary models of primary prevention.
Produced by Community Arts Network SA, the project was supported through a Crime Prevention and Community Safety grant, of the SA Attorney Generals Department.
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