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People with A Disability in the Justice System Forum
October 15, 2019 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Why do people with an Intellectual Disability Present in the Justice System and What Support is Available?
People with an intellectual disability are at a significantly higher risk of interaction with the criminal justice system. This is due to their increased vulnerability to the influence and potential exploitation by others as well as a range of other factors. Once in contact with the justice system their ability to understand proceedings and navigate the system is compounded by various forms of disadvantage.
SPSW is delighted to present this important Forum
Presented by Amanda Perlinski, Bachelor of Arts & Social Work
DATE: TUESDAY OCTOBER 15, 2019
TIME: 5:15 REGISTRATION FOR PROMPT 5:30 PM START TO 7:00 PM
VENUE: DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITIES CANTEEN SEMINAR ROOMS 3 & 4
189 ROYAL ST, EAST PERTH
PAID PARKING ACROSS THE ROAD
Amanda Perlinski is a Social Worker with almost 40 years of experience working in the disability sector and is currently working with the Disability Justice Service in the role of Disability Justice Prevention and Diversion Officer. In 2010 Amanda was the recipient of a “Count Me In” scholarship facilitating a study of services in the UK for people with disabilities in the justice system.
At this Forum you will learn about:
- Why people with an intellectual disability present in the criminal justice system
- The types of offending behaviour and offences that result in contact with the law
- What forms of disadvantage exist and the particular legislation that impacts defendants with an intellectual disability?
- Prevention and diversion programs available
- The changing face of the disability service system and how this may affect those people within the justice system.
There will be plenty of time in the forum for questions.
The forum will be followed by a light super to provide the opportunity for networking.
All who wish to attend must register using the accompanying registration form