Name of Community Group Ted Noffs Foundation (TNF)
Name of Business Mallesons Stephen Jaques (Mallesons)
Partnership Description TNF and Mallesons have developed an exciting and fruitful partnership. ASK! A Legal Service for Youth, launched in November 2001, is the headline project for the partnership. ASK! provides free legal advice and referrals to young people aged 14 - 21 years. ASK! operates every Tuesday afternoon between 4:00pm and 6:00pm, alternating between premises at Randwick and Parramatta.
The partnership is multifaceted and continually evolves as the organisations become more closely linked at different levels. By sharing information, experience, networks and resources, the partnership has enhanced the internal capacity of TNF to provide a wide range of services to young people. The partnership has also enabled Mallesons to create a more enriched work experience for its employees by providing opportunities that are not usually within Mallesons’ commercial business environment. Mallesons’ involvement in TNF’s corporate community initiatives such as the Corporate Challenge for Youth has been a significant boost to the success of these events. Furthermore, TNF is a beneficiary of Mallesons’ Workplace Giving program.
Tell us about Your Community Group TNF was founded over 30 years ago by Reverend Ted Noffs. TNF implement programs, services and activities based on good practice, which will facilitate the capacity of young people who are experiencing drug related harm to manage their lives more effectively. TNF services include:
Residential “Programs for Adolescent Life Management” (PALM) in East and West Sydney, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo and the ACT
An early intervention “Schools Program” in participating secondary schools in Sydney, Wollongong and the Central Coast.
Out-client counselling/support for individuals and families in all our service regions.
TNF is committed to:
Being a source of information and advice to Government and care providers.
Leading research and evaluating new programs
Being an advocate for best practice in drug and alcohol provision, prevention and treatment services.
Tell us about Your Business Mallesons is one of Australia’s leading law firms, and is proud of its innovative and comprehensive community program, called Mallesons in the Community. It is a program of focused pro bono legal work, volunteering and workplace giving, all of which are coordinated across the firm’s five Australian offices.
The focus of Mallesons in the Community is two fold:
community welfare and poverty alleviation;
children and young people at risk.
A cornerstone of the program is developing strategic partnerships with community organisations. In conjunction with community organisations, Mallesons aims to develop key initiatives in these priority areas.