Disability Justice Project Update

The Disability Justice Project (DJP) has just completed a series of free one-day training courses, with classes held across NSW during May and June. The topics addressed included Supporting Children and Young People in Contact with the Criminal Justice System, Therapeutic Approaches to Guiding Change Within Disability Justice, Positive Behaviour Support and Disability Justice, and a management course on Supporting Staff Through Difficult Situations.

In the meantime, the project has another two face to face courses currently available:

And for those who may have missed out on the recent re-running of our Disability Justice Specialist Support Coordination Webinar, a video is now available online.

The DJP team has a further four courses under development, which are set to run later this year covering the following topics:

  • Making Rights Real (Online Course) – July
  • Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (CALD), Cognitive Disability and the Justice System – August
  • Victims of Crime with Cognitive Disability – September
  • Custody to Community for People with Cognitive Disability – October.

Invitations to attend these courses, which will be deliverdd in 27 locations across NSW, will be sent out as soon as they are published on our website. To ensure your colleagues also receive these invitations, please ask them to register their interest through the DJP Website Home Page.

The Disability Justice Project is aimed at building capacity in the disability services sector to best support people with cognitive disabilities who are in contact, or at risk of contact, with the justice system. It is delivered by ACWA, in partnership with Life Without Barriers and the Intellectual Disability Rights Service.