Law & Advocacy
Centre for Women

The Law and Advocacy Centre for Women Ltd is a community legal centre in Victoria specifically for women who are in or at risk of entering the criminal legal system. LACW combines excellence in legal advice and representation for women, with a commitment to holistic and preventative case management and engagement with therapeutic services.

Our services

Criminal Defence Advocacy

Bail Applications

Family Violence Intervention Orders

Child Protection


Infringements and Fines

Read about our services here.

LACW acknowledges that it operates from the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations. We pay our respect to their elders, past and present, and to the traditional owners and elders of the lands throughout Victoria on which we conduct our work. We recognise that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people face particular prejudice and discrimination in the legal system, and in particular in relation to policing, child protection involvement and incarceration. We are committed to addressing these issues in our advocacy and representation. Sovereignty was never ceded.