Help improve access to justice for people with Complex Communication Needs

This research project is looking for guardians or parents of someone who uses augmentative communication or requires the assistance of a person to help them communicate or understand information and who  had contact with the police, court or tribunal (VCAT) between 1 January 2012 and August 31st 2017.

The aim of the research is to find out how access to justice for people with complex communication needs can be improved, including increased access to Police and greater participation in courts and tribunals. The researcher is interested to know about your positive and negative experiences with police, courts and tribunals. The researcher would also like to know what made your experience positive or what would have improved your experience.

The research is funded by the Legal Services Board of Victoria and is being conducted by Dr Marg Camilleri from Federation University. Ethics approval for this project was granted by the Federation University Human Research Ethics Committee on 13th April, 2017.

To arrange an interview with the researcher, contact Communication Rights Australia:
T:  9555 8552
E: admin@communicationrights.org.au

Author:
Federation University in association with Communication Rights Australia

Date published:
Tue 18th Jul, 2017

Closing date:
Sun 20th Aug, 2017