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 free training, learning materials 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.
This is the first stage of the development of the Disability Justice Project website with the initial training programs from the project, with location and date details as well as registration for each, now available. Future functions will include the full program of free online, webinar and face-to-face training courses, a blog to support Communities of Practice facilitators and more!
Learn more about this important project and how you can be involved, by exploring this website and keeping up to date with the regular updates on the Activity Feed to the right of this page.
You can also subscribe to our regular fortnightly email newsletter, that keeps you informed of changes, additions and links that have been added to the site over the previous two weeks.