IDRS was successful in securing NSW Government funding for statewide Justice Advocacy Service (JAS) and a new nation-leading court-based diversion program. IDRS already delivers the JAS, from July 2022 JAS will expand its functions to include a court-based diversion service in the following six NSW local courts – Downing Centre, Parramatta, Blacktown, Penrith, Gosford and […]
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The IDRS Annual Report 2020-21 is now available to view online. Click on the links below to download the pdfs.
The JAS Team would like to stop and say a HUGE BIG THANK YOU to all Justice Advocacy Service Volunteers. We would like to acknowledge and thank our outstanding volunteer support persons without whom IDRS would not have been able to achieve such significant outcomes for people with cognitive impairment in NSW. The dedication and commitment YOU have for […]
Our Parents’ Program staff Kenn Clift (solicitor) and Julia Wren (parent advocate) are giving evidence to the Disability Royal Commission today Wednesday 25 November from 12md -1pm. The hearing is about Experiences of First Nation’s People with disability in their contact with child protection systems. Watch live: https://disability.royalcommission.gov.au/
A disability advocate has detailed harrowing stories of abuse against some of Australia’s most vulnerable people – from physical assaults to being put in cages – by those paid by taxpayers to care for them. Tim Chate, a solicitor with the Intellectual Disability Rights Service, told a Senate inquiry a wheelchair-bound, non-verbal client was attacked […]