Semi-annual Statistical Report Jan-Jun 2004 FLAC Data Collection Programme
The Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) is a non-governmental organisation which has been providing legal advice and referral to the public through its involvement in a network of legal advice centres as well as campaigning for access to justice for all since 1969.
One of the core principles of FLAC is to ensure that disadvantaged people can effectively access legal services. FLAC is also dedicated to the realisation of access to justice for all.
To achieve those aims, FLAC sees the necessity of keeping uniform records and statistics of the overall work of its centres. FLAC operates 20 part-time legal advice centres directly and a further 35 are operated by Citizens information centres with the support of FLAC. All of these centres are serviced by volunteer legal advisors.
FLAC introduced the Data Collection Programme in January 2004. This programme is funded by the Scheme to support Federations, Networks and Umbrella Bodies in the Community and Voluntary Sector. The programme is co-ordinated by Marcela Rodriguez-Farrelly, Research and Development Officer with the assistance of an intern. The programme has been gradually launched at the FLAC centres located in Dublin and the greater Dublin area, as well as at the Legal Advice Centres located outside the greater Dublin area.