Our refreshed purpose has three key components:
An acknowledgement of the scale of unmet legal need, and how this should motivate activity across all parts at Justice Connect.
A commitment to delivering impactful responses to unmet legal need as an organisation. Our theory of change captures the ways in which we are focused on the design, delivery, evaluation and research required to deliver effective and high impact responses.
An objective of improving lives and communities, and preventing the negative consequences of legal problems experienced by individuals and community organisations.
Justice Connect aims to address unmet legal need because the consequential impacts on individuals and the community are significant and unacceptable. The way we’ve achieved this and the cohorts of people we have focused on have evolved throughout our 30 year history. Across that time, unmet legal need has remained stubbornly high for a wide range of individuals and not-for-profit organisations, and the impacts of that unmet legal need have continued to entrench inequality.
We leverage our strengths by designing and embracing the most effective interventions in order to help as many people and organisations impacted by legal problems, while also working to address the system-level drivers of these problems.
Our strategic directions provide a framework to move our organisation from its current state to delivering on our strategy, purpose and moving us towards our vision. They build on our existing work and strengths.
We have refreshed our theory of change to emphasise our new strategy and will continue our practice of annual impact reporting. We are also investing in building the capability of our staff to participate in service design and evaluation so that they can be active participants in the process of bringing this strategy to life.
“Your donation helps build tools and services that connect more people with legal help, so we can close the justice gap.”
– Gillian Triggs, Justice Connect Patron