Who should attend?
This course has been developed for frontline disability workers, youth workers, community service workers and case managers who provide support to children and young people (10-17) with cognitive disability, in contact or at risk of contact with the criminal justice system.
This course aims to develop the knowledge, confidence and skills of disability, justice and community sector workers to support children and young people with cognitive disability, in contact or at risk of contact with the criminal justice system.
It contains practical elements but it is primarily an information workshop, designed to complement and build upon workers’ existing knowledge.
Outcomes from the workshop:
By the end of this one-day workshop, it is expected participants will have:
- A general understanding of the juvenile justice system in NSW
- Increased knowledge about the importance of early identification and intervention for children and young people with cognitive disabilities
- Greater awareness of police powers
- Improved confidence when supporting children and young people in interactions with police
- Basic understanding of the Young Offenders Act 1997 (NSW)
- Working knowledge of the NSW Children’s Court and diversionary options available for children and young people
- Some useful tips for working with lawyers