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Voices for Justice

The Voices for Justice program supports people with disability and lived experience of the criminal justice system to be self-advocates.

The CIJ has partnered with the Self Advocacy Resource Unit (SARU) to develop and deliver the Voices for Justice program.

The program will adapt SARU’s Voice at the Table (VATT) training for people with cognitive disability and lived experience of the criminal justice system with guidance and support from CIJ.

Voices for Justice will draw on evidence developed as part of the CIJ’s Supporting Justice project to identify opportunities for tangible and sustainable change in the criminal justice system to address the over-representation of people with cognitive disabilities.

Graduates of the training will be available to provide expert advice on their experiences to government and other policy makers to drive positive – consumer led – change in the criminal justice system.

If you know of an individual with cognitive disability and lived experience of the criminal justice system who would like to participate in the Voices for Justice training, please contact:

Michael Haralambous from CIJ at michael.haralambous@rmit.edu.au

Dr Cathryn Mckinney from SARU at projectworker@voiceatthetable.com.au

You can keep up-to-date on the Supporting Justice project by signing up to the project’s bulletins on this link.

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