Janet is a lawyer by background and spent over 25 years in the community legal centre (CLC) sector, particularly the Youth Advocacy Centre (YAC) where she has worked as a casework solicitor, community legal education officer and policy and systemic advocacy officer. For the nine and a half years to her retirement, she was YAC’s CEO. She has been a volunteer at other CLCs as well as a member and Chair of the CLC State peak, CLCQ. Janet also worked as a policy and legislation officer in the Queensland Government for 10 years in the Departments of Fair Trading, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and Disability Services. She has a long standing commitment to social justice and human rights, particularly in relation to young people.