The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (Qld) LTD, is a non-profit, community based organisation funded through a single national mechanism managed by the Queensland Government – Department of Justice and Attorney General to to provide criminal, civil and family law services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and their families in Queensland.
After a 50-year long commitment to funding ATSILS though the Indigenous Legal Assistance Program (ILAP) through the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department, the federal government announced that from July 1 – 2020 the ILAP model of funding would be mainstreamed into a single national mechanism managed through State Governments.
In addition to legal assistance and representation ATSILS is also funded to provide services in the following program areas:
- Law Reform (especially that aimed at prevention and early intervention);
- Community Legal Education; and
- Coronial and Public Sector Monitoring
Through the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PMC – Community Safety Branch) ATSILS is also funded to provide services in the following program area:
With a team of 200+ staff across the State, ATSILS (QLD) brings together a wealth of experience in the fields of Criminal, Civil and Family Law. Growth in the areas of Law Reform, Community Legal Education and Throughcare Support in recent years has also allowed us to provide a more diverse range of related services to members of our communities across the State.