In the media

June 2021: Lives in the Law Podcast presented by William and Lonsdale, featuring Jill.

16 May 2021: The Age, Rachel was jailed for stealing an ice-cream. In Victoria. In 2020 by Royce Millar, Tammy Mills and Chris Vedelago quoting Elena in relation to bail reform.

31 August 2020: The Lawyers Weekly, Justice system biases target female offenders by Naomi Neilson.

2 February 2020: ABC, Jamming the revolving door of women in prison, by Hayley Gleeson. Jill Prior is putting a new spin on lady justice.


Healing Garden

The artwork used on this website – Healing Garden – was created by Stacey, a proud Taungurung/Boon Wurrung artist with experience of the criminal legal system. As Stacey explains, “the healing garden is a place of refuge. The blue tongue lizard goes there to get away from the environment of the jail. This is the…


2019 Annual Justice Dinners

On Saturday, 29 June 2019 get together with your friends to host a meal and support our work with vulnerable women We are excited to invite our friends and supporters to take part in LACW’s annual Justice Dinners. These are our major fundraising event where we ask you to get together with your friends to…


Bail is the bottleneck driving up prisoner numbers

LACW is committed to supporting our clients to get bail and stay out on bail. This is how women keep their kids and their housing. It’s also how a sentencing court can see what a woman can do with case management support. See the attached article regarding the rising numbers of unsentenced prisoners swelling Victoria’s…


Bail reform cannot protect us

Three years ago, we responded to the growing numbers of women in prison, especially women being held on remand, pre-sentence by developing Victoria’s first dedicated criminal defence practice for women. We get women out on bail. We get them linked to services and that means we get them better outcomes at the point of sentence.…