Community outreach programs

We work with diverse communities to promote multiculturalism, social cohesion and equal opportunity.

Explore some of the outreach programs our centre leads.

County Court Community Engagement Day

The second County Court Community Engagement Day was co-facilitated by the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre for the County Court of Victoria on 6 October 2019, following the development and delivery of the inaugural community engagement day in 2018.

County Court of Victoria Chief Judge Peter Kidd welcomed more than 20 community and support service leaders for a day of discussion and education. Participating leaders had the opportunity to:

  • learn about the County Court and its processes
  • gain crucial skills, resources and support to share their knowledge with their communities
  • challenge their thinking about the legal system and the role of judges in sentencing.

The SZCC was pleased to work with the County Court of Victoria to deliver the Community Engagement Days, which are a positive step towards improving the Court's connection with the Victorian community and increasing public awareness of the Court's work.

Faith-based training

The Sir Zelman Cowen Centre has expertise in working with multicultural and multi-faith communities. We host a range of events and specialised training programs.

Community governance training

Our community governance training programs help community leaders and organisations understand and adhere to best practice in governance.

We provide:

  • training for community leaders and organisations in governance (including complaint handling, good decision making, risk management and general community accountability)
  • tailored capacity building programs for community leaders on current issues such as family violence
  • faith-based dispute resolution training.

Previous community governance training projects