New Work and Development Permits to assist with court fines.
People experiencing homelessness and other forms of hardship may be able to reduce their fines debt by participating in new Work and Development Permits.
This innovative new program, delivered by Legal Aid WA in partnership with the Aboriginal Legal Service and Department of Justice, will encourage people experiencing homelessness to engage with services in the community while gaining the benefit of reducing their fines debt.
Under these new permits, a person experiencing hardship can reduce their fines over time, by doing certain activities under the supervision of a sponsor in the community.
Activities include unpaid work, drug and alcohol treatment, medical or mental health treatment plans, education or life skills programs, or mentoring for those under the age of 25. Register to attend a free online seminar about this new program, hosted by Tanielle Martin at Legal Aid WA.