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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Aboriginal disability justice campaign

 

Overview

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:

Individuals involved in this project include:

Abstract adapted from the Aboriginal disability justice campaign

Contacts

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
Email: pwd@pwd.org.au

Related publications

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

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Last updated: 31 January 2014
 
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