The Disability Justice Project (DJP) is a two and a half year capacity building project, funded by ADHC (Ageing, Disability and Home Care), running from July 2015 to November 2017.
The project has been managed by ACWA (Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies) through its training arm CCWT (Centre for Community Welfare Training) in partnership with LWB (Life Without Barriers) and IDRS (Intellectual Disabilities Rights Service).
It has offered a range of free training courses, links to resources and support through Communities of Practice to disability service providers across NSW working with those who have cognitive disabilities and may have contact with the Justice System. The project incorporates a particular focus on providing support for Aboriginal people with cognitive disabilities as they are also overly represented in the justice system.
The aim has been to ensure that service users are able to exercise their rights under the law.