Tag: criminal justice

Inquiry into imprisonment and recidivism – Queensland Productivity Commission

The Queensland Government asked the Queensland Productivity Commission to determine how government resources and policies may be best used to reduce imprisonment and recidivism to improve outcomes for the community.     QAI had a lot to say about this, having published editions of  Disabled Justice in 2007 and 2014.   Ten percent of prisoners in this […]

Protecting Queenslanders: QAI submission is critical of Queensland bill that would give the Premier power to make decisions on monitoring of people with disability convicted of sexual offences

The QAI submission to the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee Inquiry into the Bill 2018 (‘the Bill’) opposes the Bill in general, and is critical of a number of provisions in the Bill proposed by Mr David Janetzki MP, the Member for Toowoomba South.  In particular, QAI opposes the provision  that would give the Premier power […]

Let’s Nix 216

Section 216 of our Queensland Criminal Code makes it unlawful (i.e. a criminal offence) for any person to have intimate relations (i.e. sex!) with another person who has ‘impairment of the mind’, which is defined broadly in the Criminal Code and includes any person with an intellectual, psychiatric, cognitive or neurological impairment that results in […]

OPCAT in Australia

QAI submission – OPCAT in Australia –  to the Australian Human Rights Commission

QAI & Coronial Recommendations on 2014 Police Shootings

Queensland Advocacy Incorporated and the Queensland Coronial Inquiry into Police Shootings of People with Mental Illness (2) The Coroner granted Queensland Advocacy Incorporated ( Q.A.I. ) leave to appear in this Inquiry as a ‘specialist advocacy group’ that has a ‘sufficient interest’ pursuant to s36(1)(c) of the Coroners Act 2003 (Qld) (‘the Act’).  The Coroner recognised […]

About the Police, the Court and Lawyers – What to do and what not to do

The Justice Support Program (JSP) assists and advocates for people with intellectual disability who have been charged with an offence.  We have produced a book “About the Police, the Court and Lawyers – What to do and what not to do” The book uses plain English and simple illustrations to guide Dan (who has an intellectual […]

About the police, the court and lawyers: What to do and what not to do

Justice Support Program plain English booklet for people who may come into contact with the criminal justice system:  

Identification of people with intellectual disability in the criminal justice system

Powerpoint slides from presentation by Nick Collyer at the ACSO Conference, October 2015, Melbourne Identification ppt

An important new resource offers hope for improvement for people with disability in the criminal justice system

QAI media release on the launch of disAbled Justice: Reforms to Justice for Persons with Disability in Queensland Launch of dis-Abled Justice