A forum held by the Office of the Public Advocate and The Future Social Service Institute to discuss the barriers in the criminal justice system for Victorians with a disability or mental illness.
The panel, introduced by Acting FSSI Director Paul Ramcharan and moderated by Public Advocate Colleen Pearce, featured:
- Disability rights campaigner, Mr Justen Thomas, speaking on his experience and learnings as a person with a disability in the criminal justice system.
- Ombudsman Victoria, Ms Deborah Glass OBE, on her recent report, Investigation into the imprisonment of a woman found unfit to stand trial.
- Director, Centre for Innovative Justice, RMIT University, Mr. Rob Hulls, on therapeutic justice.