Opposition leader Lawrence Springborg visits Philippa Whitman at the Warwick Advocacy and Support Centre.
Opposition leader Lawrence Springborg visits Philippa Whitman at the Warwick Advocacy and Support Centre. Paige Ashby

Springborg throws support behind Warwick legal service

VULNERABLE residents who have been in trouble with the law will now have somewhere to turn for free legal support.

The Advocacy and Support Centre in Warwick offers free legal services to people with disabilities who face the Criminal Justice System.

State Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg visited the Warwick office yesterday to learn about the different services available.

"Dealing with legal disputes or family law matters can be stressful and even more so without the right support," Mr Springborg said.

"Visiting the centre today, it is clear the service these lawyers and advocates provide is extremely valuable.

"The centre is able to provide the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in our communities with free legal services that they otherwise would not be able to access.

"Without services like this, those most in need within our community would have nowhere to turn."

Chief executive officer Philippa Whitman said she was previously based in Toowoomba but now offers support in Warwick one day a week.

"We represent people who are the most vulnerable and marginalised in our community," she said.

"We've been in existence for 32 years so, we've got established pathways and networks.

"Our mission is social justice; it's to make sure everyone is entitled to social justice and that's the focus that we bring to all that we do."

For information or to make an appointment, phone 4616 9700 or visit http://www.tascinc.org.au.



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