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Submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

The CIJ has made a joint submission with the Voices for Change self-advocacy group to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.

It makes 36 recommendations for those with a disability in the justice system. The recommendations include providing extra supports, such as increased opportunities for self-advocates to contribute to system change, housing supports and availability, disability and trauma awareness for those working in the justice system, police, courts and prison, independent third person scheme and early intervention support for young people.

This submission is intended to be read in conjunction with the Our Voices podcast series which forms part of the CIJ and Voices for Change submission to the Royal Commission.

The Our Voices podcast series can be listened to here.

You can also read Adviser and Peer Support worker, Dorothy Armstrong’s blog post ‘Finding my voice: a call for lived-experience to inform criminal justice system reform’ here. Dorothy also made an individual submission to the Royal Commission which can also be read below.

Follow the links below to read the submissions.

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