VALS has been promoting justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within Victoria for nearly 50 years. Our people have been instrumental in the drafting of Native title legislation, in promoting health based and holistic responses to the issue of necessitating such responses.
We ensure that issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are heard. VALS seeks to give voices to people that have historically not been given a voice in public debate and to ensure that their stories are heard.
Our programs focus on holistic support and acknowledge the complex challenges faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. VALS Barrarrook program helps women transitioning from prison back into the community equipping them with the housing support, care in a cultural safe and empathetic manner.
Our CSO, Community Service Officer teams are passionate, talented and caring individuals that support our clients through challenging times and interactions with the justice system. They work closely with our legal teams to ensure that the needs of clients are met holistically.