Funding cuts to disability communication service a ‘smack in the face’

State government funding cuts to a South Australian service helping people with disability access the legal system will leave vulnerable people without a voice in police interviews or court, a disability advocates warn.  “This state has seen what happens when vulnerable people cannot give evidence.  We know that cases against alleged paedophiles and other abusers will collapse and offenders go free,” he said.

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Topics:
Legal, Corrections, Justice System

Author:
Maggie Coggan

Source:
Pro Bono Australia

Date published:
Tue 4th Dec, 2018