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Aboriginal disability justice campaign
The Aboriginal disability justice campaign (ADJC) is a national campaign addressing the incarceration of people with cognitive impairments in jails and psychiatric institutions as a result of being found unfit to plead or who are mentally impaired.
ADJC is made up of agencies and individuals who are concerned about the incarceration of Indigenous people with cognitive impairments (such as intellectual disability, acquired brain injury, and psychosocial disability) who commit crimes or are considered a risk of harm to others.
Organisations involved in this project include:
- Australian Lawyers for Human Rights Northern Territory
- Blake Dawson Legal Firm of Sydney
- Brain Injury Australia
- Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service
- Darwin Community Legal Centre
- First People's Disability Network Australia
- Maurice Blackburn Legal Firm of Melbourne
- National Council of Intellectual Disability
- Northern Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency
- Northern Territory Council of Social Services
- Northern Territory Legal Aid
- Northern Territory Public Guardian (Alice Springs office)
- NSW Council for Intellectual Disabilities
- People with Disability Australia
- Synapse of Queensland.
Individuals involved in this project include:
- Patrick McGee, Guardian and ADJC Coordinator
- Professor Eileen Baldry, University of New South Wales and President of the New South Wales Council of Social Services
- Dr Leanne Dowse, University of New South Wales
- The Honorable Mr Alistair Nicholson, retired Chief Justice of the Family Court.
Abstract adapted from the Aboriginal disability justice campaign
Aboriginal Disability Justice Campaign
52 Pitt Street
Redfern NSW 2016
PO Box 666
Strawberry Hills NSW 2012
Ph: 02 9370 3100
Toll Free: 1800 422 015
Fax: 02 9318 1372
TTY: 02 9318 2138
TTY Toll Free: 1800 422 016
Aboriginal Disability Justice Campaign (2011)
Aboriginal Disability Justice Campaign statement on the inappropriate incarceration of Aboriginal people with a cognitive impairment.
Sydney: People with Disability