Submission To The NSW Department Of Justice, Disability Justice Strategy

May 2017

The over-representation of people with disability in the criminal justice system is, in large part, a consequence of the prevailing legal capacity framework in NSW. Not only are people with disability routinely denied the support to which they are entitled to navigate the criminal justice system, they are also excluded from prevention interventions and court proceedings because of perceptions of individual ‘capacity’.

PWDA submission – PDF or Word document