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Submission to the ‘Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability’ – NDIS interface with criminal justice

The CIJ has made a further submission to the Disability Royal Commission. Our submission highlights some of the issues, barriers and challenges for people in custody accessing and maintaining an NDIS package, including transitions in and out of custody.

The CIJ has made a further submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability for consideration at Public Hearing 15: People with cognitive disability and the criminal justice system: NDIS interface.

This submission outlines key issues in relation to the NDIS and the criminal justice system for consideration by the Royal Commission: workforce capability and information silos; eligibility, assessment and inadequate packages; communication and information sharing with the NDIA; market failure and lack of services in custody; youth justice. These issues were identified by the CIJ from the direct experience of the CIJ social worker providing NDIS support at Ravenhall prison, as well as activities undertaken during our Supporting Justice project.

You can read the CIJ joint submission with the Voices for Change self-advocacy group to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability below.

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