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Justice Support Program

Overview

The Justice Support Program (JSP) provides non-legal advocacy and is a QAI initiative designed to respond to the needs of people with disability in the criminal justice and related systems. The individual advocate can marshal legal and community services to support their clients, help clients to remain in the community and prevent any further entrenchment into the criminal justice system.

What does the JSP do?

The Justice Support Program advocate can: 

  • Help you get legal advice or representation
  • Try to resolve the issue
  • Advocate with service systems to acquire appropriate and responsive supports i.e. housing, personal assistance, counselling, etc.
  • Help you to comply with Court orders i.e. attend appointments etc.

 

Who does the JSP assist?

To receive assistance from the JSP advocate you must meet all three of the service’s eligibility criteria.

Eligibility criteria:

  • The person at risk has a disability – mental illness, intellectual disability, cognitive impairment, acquired brain injury or physical disability; and
  • The person’s primary issue has a connection to the criminal justice system; and
  • There is no other, more suitable service which can assist the person with this issue.

 

How do I get help?

Please contact us on 07 3844 4200 or 1300 130 582 or use the contact form below to enquire about getting assistance from the JSP advocate.

You will be required to provide QAI with certain personal details which are necessary for the JSP to deliver its services. All personal information is treated as strictly confidential.

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