Justice Support Centre is driven by a dedicated group of people pursuing a future in which there is access to justice for all, and women and children are free from family violence.
Yvette joined Justice Support Centre in June 2019 as our CEO. Her background includes legal practice, management in not-for-profit environments, media and publishing and executive coaching. She has a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor and Master of Laws and is a graduate of the AICD's Company of Directors course.
Peter joined Justice Support Centre as Principal Solicitor in 2003. Before joining our organisation, Peter owned and operated his own legal practice in Liverpool for over 15 years. Peter has held positions with a number of private companies, with responsibility for areas including marketing and loss prevention. In addition to his legal qualifications, Peter holds a degree in Economics.
Manager Domestic and Family Violence Casework Services
Manager South West Sydney Women’s Domestic Violence Service
Manager Sydney Women’s Domestic Violence Service
Justice Support Centre is managed by an independent, volunteer management committee. The committee members come from the broader community and support the principles of social justice and equality. Their collective skills and experience are an invaluable resource to the centre.
Naushee has 15 years’ experience in the public sector, including at NSW Treasury where she held several roles since 2007, before joining TAFE NSW as Director of Policy and Industry Engagement. Most recently, she focused on strategic projects and reform, working on skills reform policy and national skills negotiations with the Commonwealth. Previously, she led advocacy and strategic projects at the NSW Small Business Commission and implementation of activity-based funding at NSW Health before that.
Vice President, Secretary
Diana brings over 35 years’ experience as a commercial litigation lawyer and has been consistently recognised as a leading and recommended practitioner in that area in Australia. She has been a partner in commercial law firms including a founding partner of a leading corporate boutique law firm and Office Managing Partner and Practice Leader in the Sydney office of Clifford Chance, a global law firm. Throughout her career she has steered and actively contributed to social justice initiatives of the firms she has worked at. She was a Member of the NSW Law Society Diversity and Inclusion Committee for 2 years and was also a part-time member of the Australian Takeovers Panel for 6 years.
Rakesh is the Finance Consultant of Flow Systems Pty Ltd Sydney. He started his career at Ernst & Young Chartered Accountants. He has been a Finance Director and Regional Controller of several Australian and multinational companies and a large independent not-for-profit college. Rakesh holds a Bachelor of Business in Accounting from the University of Technology Sydney. He is a member for CPA Australia, Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants of Australia and a registered BAS agent.
Rivkah is Impact Manager with the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC). She has expertise in social and legal policy, having held senior roles with strategic policy consulting firm Inside Policy, the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission. Rivkah has extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector, including community legal centres and has worked in frontline roles in domestic and family violence and homelessness services.
Joanna works as Legal Counsel with Settlement Services International, a community organisation and social business that operates both nationally and internationally. Prior to this, Joanna was a Manager and Principal Lawyer with Justice Connect, overseeing a generalist legal practice. Joanna’s background is in not-for-profits, including extensive experience in legal and practice management roles in community legal centres. Joanna has also worked with the Australian Human Rights Commission, and has held positions on a range of human rights committees, including with the Australian Lawyers for Human Rights.
Carmela is a Senior Lawyer in the Office of General Counsel, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission. Immediately prior to joining the Commission Carmela was the founder and Principal Director of CP Partnerships Legal & Consulting, a specialist legal and consulting practice. She has extensive human services experience having worked in legal and non-legal roles in government and non-government sectors. Carmela has expertise in litigation and legal policy and reform, particularly in relation to the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable children and young people.
Learn more about the impact our services have had for our community over the years and how our services are funded.
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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands, skies and waterways in which we live and work, the Gadigal, Cabrogal, Darug and Eora people. We pay our respects to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients, partners and community leaders.
Level 4, 2-14 Meredith St, Bankstown
Darug & Eora Country, NSW 2200