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The Disability Justice Project (DJP) is a two-year capacity building project, funded by ADHC (Ageing, Disability and Home Care).

The project is being 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 offers 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 is to ensure that service users are able to exercise their rights under the law.

Upcoming face-to-face training includes:

  • Management Course – Supporting Staff Through Difficult Situations
  • Therapeutic Approaches to Guiding Change Within Disability Justice
  • Positive Behaviour Support and Disability Justice
  • Supporting Children and Young People in Contact with the Criminal Justice System

More information and 2017 training dates and locations

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