Disability Justice Australia Inc. DJA provides advocacy support to people who have ongoing support needs as a result of a disability and focuses on working with the person with a disability and supporting their needs, rights and interests to address and resolve issues they identify.
DJA is independent of all other services and free of conflicts of interest and there is no charge to use their services.
To be eligible for advocacy from DJA a person with a disability has to:
- Live in one of the 28 local government areas of metropolitan Melbourne
- Have a permanent disability
- Require ongoing support services
- Have reduced capacity for writing, typing, hearing, vision, and speaking, or learning; or mobility without assistance; or frequent rests
DJA can provide assistance with:
- Human Rights and discrimination issues
- NDIS Appeals for participants in the North East Melbourne Area involving rejection to the Scheme, internal reviews and Administrative Appeals Tribunal Appeals
- Guardianship and Financial Administration applications
- Complaints processes with Residential Tenancy Tribunal, Consumer Affairs, Health Services Commissioner, Mental Health Commissioner , Disability Services Commissioner, Privacy Commissioner and state Ombudsman