Abuse in the criminal justice system

19 February 2020
  • The Disability Royal Commission wants to know about

    • violence
    • abuse
    • neglect
    • exploitation

    in the criminal justice system.

  • A lawyer and a police officer

    The criminal justice system deals with people when they break the law.

    It includes

    • Police and detectives
    • Lawyers including Legal Aid
    • Courts including judges
    • Victim support groups and services
    • Community corrections officers
    • Prisons and corrections officers
  • People putting their hands up to answer a question

    The Royal Commission has questions. They want to know things like

    • Your experience of the criminal justice system
    • Why does abuse happen in the criminal justice system
    • What can make the criminal justice system safer for people with disability
  • People asking questions

    You can read all the questions in the Commission’s criminal justice system issues paper.

    The paper has more information about the criminal justice system.

  • A girl asking a question

    If you want to answer the questions you can call the Commission on 1800 517 199

  • You may find it hard to talk about abuse in the criminal justice system.

    You can get support before you talk to the commission.

    To find a support service go to the Commission’s website.

  • Find out more about the Disability Royal Commission.

    If you have any questions please call us on 1800 424 065.

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