The Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service Co-operative Limited (VALS) was established as a community-controlled Co-operative Society in 1973. VALS plays an important role in providing referrals, advice/information, duty work or case work assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the State of Victoria. We are also actively involved in community education, research and advocacy around law reform and policy development. Our expertise covers Family law, Civil law and Criminal law. Our Specialist Legal and Litigation advocates for improved policing practices and corrections practices.