Areas of Expertise
ABOUT TIME FOR JUSTICE WORK WITH SURVIVORS OF INSTITUTIONAL CHILD ABUSE - SUPPORTING THEM ON THEIR JOURNEY TO ACCESS LEGAL ASSISTANCE AND POSSIBLE COMPENSATION.
We believe that equality and fairness in the justice system are paramount, and that especially in these times, that is most important to support Survivors of Institutional Child Abuse.
We know that many Survivors in this area may have complex challenges after the abuse, which can hugely affect the course of their life. We work with many who have later found themselves facing prison terms or other circumstances which are often a barrier to healing.
We work with specialised historical institutional abuse legal teams who are compassionate and considerate to the complex needs that many face, and have trauma sensitive support people on our team to make what can be a difficult process, as easy as it can be.
OUR CLIENT'S NEEDS ARE OUR FIRST PRIORITY
The team from About Time for Justice understand that taking the first steps towards seeking justice can be intimidating, especially for who have suffered abuse as a child.
Our experienced team, many of who have shared their own story and experience in this area, are trained to eliminate stress and support you through the 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. We aim to remove the anxiety of having to tell your story time and again. Our team assists in liaison with specialist legal firms and lawyers, minimising many of the fears of the processes involved in taking legal action.
We are proud to partner with some of Australia’s largest and most dedicated firms, as well as smaller specialised law firms that provide targeted legal advice based on client needs.
Our team have the skills to explain what is happening with your matter in simple terms, and are available to answer any questions. We work flexibly with each client based on meeting the best outcome for their individual circumstances as well as being deeply supportive to help minimise additional re-traumatisation.
Todd and Jacob Little, the Co-Founders of About Time For Justice, are a father and son team who have both had Lived Experience of Institutional Abuse, who now work to help others who are navigating the legal process.
For many Survivors, these types of stories can be the end of the road, with factors like addiction, prison and day to day struggles making it hard to face earlier abuse issues.
We recognise the journey of many who have not had voices over time and pay respect to the most vulnerable in our society, including Stolen Generations, those who are dealing with Institutionalisation and those who have been abused in what should have been safe settings or places to rehabilitate.
While we cannot guarantee the legal outcomes of any case, we work hard for our clients and strongly believe that often the healing process is started with just having your story heard.
We understand that many Survivors don’t feel comfortable addressing what has happened to them due to still being stuck within the system, or fear and shame that makes what happened being hard to talk about.
Our approach is very straightforward and support is given to individuals as they share their story.
Our work is to make your journey in this area as painless as possible, because we know you have already walked a long road.
WE WORK WITH SURVIVORS OF INSTITUTIONAL CHILD ABUSE IN THE FOLLOWING SETTINGS:
About Time for Justice specialises in assisting child 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 get in touch if you can’t see what you are looking for listed below.
Residential Care & Out of Home Care including:
- Historical residential institutions
- Contemporary out-of-home care
- Missions, reserves, and related residential institutions
- Hostels and emergency accommodation
- Refuges and Group Homes
- Foster Care & Wards of State
- Missions, reserves, and related residential institutions
Educational Institutions including:
- Childcare Facilities
- Religious Education Centres
- Orphanage Industrial schools
- Sport, recreation, arts, culture, community, and hobby groups
Corrective and Detention Centres including:
Contemporary detention environments
Religious Institutions & Organisations including:
- Religious Camps
- Religious Schools
- Religious Agencies
- Religious Residential Organisations
Medical Institutions & Hospitals including:
- Mental hospitals
- Psychiatric facilities
- Disability institutions
Other Institutions including but not limited to:
- Training homes
- Training schools
Contact Us For an Obligation Free Chat
We are here to support you. Call us on 02 5632 1291, e-mail us email@example.com or use the form below for someone to get in touch with you.
Our office is open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, but we welcome an e-mail or message here at any time and will come back to you during office hours.
If you have a loved one in prison who would like to write to us, our mailing address is PO Box 1182, Kingscliff, NSW, 2487.
We also have heaps of people following our work and sharing their story across our social media channels, links can be found a little further down the page.
“Hey, it’s 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.”
Let’s Do The Work Together
To bring Justice whenever possible, and start the Healing process