Disability Justice Project

The Disability Justice Project was a two and a half year capacity building project, funded by ADHC (Ageing, Disability and Home Care), running from July 2015 to November 2017.

The project was managed by ACWA through our training arm CCWT, and in partnership with LWB (Life Without Barriers) and IDRS (Intellectual Disabilities Rights Service), with the aim of ensuring that service users are able to exercise their rights under the law.

This initiative offered 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 incorporated a particular focus on providing support for Aboriginal people with cognitive disabilities, given the over-representation of this cohort in the justice system.