How IDRS supported Alan through applying for NDIS, getting his plan, funding and finding services that suited him. Alan hasn’t spent much time at court since. This is his story.
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Most Aboriginal people with mental and cognitive disability are not in prison for committing serious crimes. Research illustrates the huge cost of this practice – in both human and economic terms.
Research shows how Australia imprisons thousands of Aboriginal people with mental and cognitive disabilities each year because of a lack of understanding, and a dearth of community-based services and support.
Aboriginal women with disabilities are set on a path into the criminal justice system Aboriginal women only make up between 2% and 3% of the Australian female population. But the […]
Police have become the default frontline response to Aboriginal people with mental and cognitive disabilities. In the absence of culturally responsive and therapeutic community-based support, regular police contact from a […]
2 Nov 2015 – ‘Why Aboriginal people with disabilities crowd Australia’s prisons:’ The number of people in Australian prisons recently reached an all time high of 33,791, with 27% or 9,264 […]
Newsflash! Important UNSW study released this week: Indigenous Australians with Mental Health Disorders and Cognitive Disability in the Criminal Justice System (IAMHDCD) Project. In response to this report, the ABC’s […]