Just Voices: Building mainstream justice workforce capability around the NDIS through lived experience
This project will work with people with disability and experience of the justice system to design and develop workforce initiatives for the mainstream justice workforce.
The CIJ is pleased to announce that we have recently been funded to deliver the “Just Voices Project: Building mainstream justice workforce capability around the NDIS through lived experience”, commissioned by the Department of Justice and Community Safety. This project will work with people with disability and experience of the justice system to design and develop workforce initiatives for the mainstream justice workforce. In this project, the CIJ have partnered with KPMG to bring together our expertise in disability justice, working with people with lived experience, co-design, and workforce capability development.
Just Voices aims to build the capability of the justice workforce to:
- understand the lived experience of people with disability;
- be aware of disability and able to identify associated behaviours;
- communicate and interact effectively with people with disability
- better understand and engage with the NDIS
The CIJ will work with our partners in disability advocacy and self-advocacy networks to draw lived experience and disability expertise into the project, as members of the Project Advisory Committee and participants in co-design activities. This project will draw from our recent experience and learnings from the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability, working with disability self-advocates and developing innovative approaches to embedding lived experience in service design. Just Voices is a wonderful opportunity to continue our work with people with lived experience of the criminal justice system to improve outcomes for people with disability in the justice system.