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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. 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.

Follow the links below to read the submission.

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