About time for justice specialises in assisting victims of historical sexual abuse seeking possible justice through the litigation process. Our passion is helping victims who have been affected by abuse within private and public institutions across Australia. An institution is a public or private organisation or entity governed by specific rules, offering such things as educational programmes, rehabilitation, incarceration, service, or training. Institutions may offer grants, scholarships, and other opportunities. Some types of institution are listed below but may not be limited to these. Please ask us if you are unsure:
Contemporary out-of-home care
Historical residential institutions
Sport, recreation, arts, culture, community, and hobby groups
Contemporary detention environments
Youth detention Immigration detention
Missions, reserves, and related residential institutions
Orphanages Industrial schools
Training homes Training schools
Family group homes
Military or cadets
Hostels and emergency accommodation
Psychiatric facilities Disability institutions
The Client’s Needs are our First Priority
The team from About Time for Justice understand that taking the first steps towards and legal advice can be intimidating, especially for those who have had issues with trusting people, systems or organisations they have been exposed to in their past.
Our experienced team, many who have shared their own story and experience in this area are trained to eliminate stress and complex process of approaching and dealing with the most appropriate legal representatives.
We provide full support to our clients, so they know all of the options available taking away the anxiety of having to tell your story to many people and assist in liaison with legal firms and lawyers to minimise fears of the processes involved in taking legal action.
We have legal representatives we partner within some of Australia's largest firms, as well as smaller specialised law firms that provide targeted legal advice based client needs.
Our team have the skills to explain what is happening with your matter in simple terms, and available to answer any questions, and work flexibly with each client based on meeting the best outcome for their individual circumstances.
I can sit and find all the negatives that I have been through, I look at life like this. You manifest your outcomes, so at the lowest part of my life, I couldn't have gotten any lower. I looked at the glass half full as positive energy, positive thinking and positive outcome. Been homeless on drugs, pregnant and incarcerated. I have been clean for two years, I have both my children, my health, my sanity and food in the fridge. I also have a roof over my head and a warm bed to sleep in. I feel like the wealthiest person. I advise those who want it, I don't judge anyone. I have an ear to listen, If I can help that one person with a hug that one word of positivity then that is apart of my healing thanks to about time for justice.
Hey, its Martin here thanks for your message, I am feeling a bit lost talking about my childhood. I am feeling overwhelmed by it all, I feel like someone is doing something about my past. I have never spoken to anyone about it before. I feel like now I've got a voice to talk about it thanks for your message, it has helped me more than you know.
Morning, I hope you had a lovely weekend. Mine was a bit quiet I'm feeling a little bit down today, there is a lot of my past that I need to let go of and move on. So that I can start living my normal life, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me talk about my abuse, enjoy your day.
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Call About Time For Justice 0491338170 or email directly at firstname.lastname@example.org it could be the call that makes a difference!
At About Time for Justice, we will listen! Our consultants will provide an obligation free phone consultation, and no costs are involved just assistance and the information for you to make an informed decision about the steps you wish to take.
Once you know your options and make a choice, you have started your healing journey towards a brighter future!
If you have suffered from abuse in any of the institutions listed, please contact us for assistance.
We can also assist you with information in regards to Institutional compensation applications, and personal injury.
Jacob Little Founder
My mum and dad split when I was four years old; I decided to go with my mother.
Unfortunately, I was left without a male father figure. All I had was my pop. Unfortunately, he passed away from cancer. Rip Wessely Bruce Little. This was a hard time in my life I was lost and confused, and I was raised one way which was what I thought was normal.
My father was taken away from me at 10 years old, and he served a 16-year sentence. I went from seeing my father every school holiday to visiting him inside of a jail. Losing my dad had left me with a bad impression on an impressionable kid. I wouldn't say I liked authority!
Times were pretty tough myself, mum and my little sister were living in a housing commission. Mum did her very best to provide for us with any means necessary. A lot of other kids from the area had lost their-fathers, whether they were in jail or not. They had the same attitude to authority that I did. We decided to make the break from NSW and moved to QLD.
When I was about 17years old, I started getting in trouble with cops. I fucked up and went to a boys yard. There were a lot of terrible things happening there; unfortunately, I was caught up in abuse while I was there.
I went from high school, playing footy, going to the beach and hanging out with my friends and family to being locked up just like my father. I remember when I was in high school, I had been in trouble. The Principal pulled my mother in. The Principal said I would end up in jail just like someone else she knew, referring to my father.
When I turned 18, I was transferred to the men's prison. I had no idea what to expect, especially after my abuse in the boy's yard. When I got out, I started hitting the party scene, and I started taking lots of drugs, drinking and getting into fights. I ended up getting involved in street gangs. Eventually, I joined a crew, it was a place I felt like family, protected and a brotherhood.
I started getting into more fights and I was getting involved in lots of violent events. I ended up getting charged again. I kept breaching my bail and ended up back in prison. At the time, there was a new VLAD law implemented in QLD (vicious lawless association disestablishment act). I was one of the first people to get charged. I was facing 25 years.
I was thrown into solitary confinement. I was made to wear pink jumpsuits, I only had one phone call a day, two hours yard time with no training equipment, no TV, No buyups, no contact visits, we struggled to even get a book. We were treated worse than paedophiles; there was lots of confrontation with the screws.
At that time, I started noticing that people I knew began to drop off when I needed them most. I began to question this lifestyle. When I got out, I kept on the same path. My father's Parole was coming up, and some issues started to pop up because of the association with my friends. His parole officer told me that I couldn't see him or I could possible get him locked back up as it was a breach of his parole conditions, This was because of my associations.
My dad was my life and role model in so many positive ways. I Had spent my whole life dreaming of spending time with him. Having that relationship that was so important to me feel threatened was a horrible feeling. From a young age, I started visiting jails doing jail phone calls and eventually going in myself. This started to become normal, but I decided I didn't want to keep doing that and just wanted to spend time with my dad and rebuild our family.
So I left my old life behind, and that was it. I have now been working for two years full time in the same industry. I recently finished my tertiary preparation program and enrolled to start my bachelor of arts on the 22/02/20. I will be studying part-time at USQ with the intentions to become a lawyer and also to inspire young kids not to go down the same path that I had. I am currently training to fight in the ring. It has always been a dream of mine. I am mentoring young kids to make positive changes not to get caught up in the same things that I did.
If I can do it, anyone can do it, just take's the right attitude with a positive mindset. I have no regrets and now look forward to a future to be able to help people.
Todd Little co Founder
I was raised in a small country town, I had a great life growing up. I grew up with my father mother and two younger brothers. We had a very loving family home. When I was very young, I suffered abuse in an institution. At the time, I did not really know what had happened.
As I got older, it started to affect me in many different ways. I started drinking and taking drugs. At the time, I was having fun. I didn't understand. I was trying to block what had happened to me all them years ago. As I got older, I started getting caught up in different crowds. Eventually, I joined a gang, in many different ways, this felt like family and home away from home.
I started getting caught up in some pretty serious stuff. Unfortunately I found my self getting charged with some severe offences. I ended up in jail to serve a sixteen and a half year sentence. The goal was no fun and a big waste of time. You learn your lesson. I was worried about my kids growing up with no father to guide them.
I got on the drugs on the inside, they helped to block out the pain. At the same time, they sent me crazy, so I stopped and done my time. While I was in jail I lost nearly everything, my house, my family, my possessions, all the things that I had earned from doing from what I thought at the time was cool and quick easy earn, how I was so wrong. One of the most challenging times, while I was in jail, was when I lost my father rip Weseley Bruce Little. I tried to go to the funeral, but the screws wouldn't let me attend.
I spent half of my life out of jail taking drugs to block out the pain as I am survivor, we will do our best to help all survivors. I have lived experience, and I know how challenging it is to talk about our experiences, I am healing, and I am out of jail with my three kids. They are all growing up; I am proud of them all, I have generous, loving support from my wonderful family. Jacob and I would like to help so contact us at about time for justice.