One-day, face-to-face course.
This course was developed for frontline disability workers, youth workers, community service workers and case managers who provide support to children and young people (who are 10-17 years old) with cognitive disability, in contact or at risk of contact with the criminal justice system.
The course aimed to develop the knowledge, confidence and skills of disability, justice and community sector workers to support children and young people with cognitive disability By the end of this workshop, participants were to 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
- The following course materials were provided and are available for download:
Supporting Children and Young People – Facilitators Guide (to provide the trainer with how the course was to be delivered)
Supporting Children and Young People – Participant’s Notes (for the attendees to take away)
- Links to Videos used During the Course: