Welcome to Supporting Justice


People with cognitive impairment and intellectual disability have the right to be treated fairly in the criminal justice system in Victoria.

Supporting Justice provides practical resources to help people in the criminal justice system get fairer outcomes and access to support.

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Practical resources

For support workers, carers and people with disability

Resources to help with getting legal advice, preparing for court, getting a support worker and getting help at court.

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Services and programs

Contact details for justice and disability support services including legal services, disability support services, housing providers and NDIS assistance and more.

Support directories for immediate needs including housing and health.

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Preparing for court?

This form has been designed for supporters and carers to complete with a person with disability to ensure they are prepared for court. It will help lawyers know more about the person and uphold their rights in the court process.

Preparing for court: client form (PDF, 236kb)

Supporting Justice workshop kit

Supporting Justice content in slide form for use in training and workshops. Conduct training on respectful and effective ways of working with people with disability to improve justice outcomes.

Supporting Justice workshop kit (ZIP, 13.5MB)

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Supporting Justice

Supporting Justice © Centre for Innovative Justice, RMIT University, 2019

Questions or feedback: contact@supportingjustice.net

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