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February 2018

Finding A Way: Recognising child sexual abuse and responding to children and young people with intellectual disability – Kit and Training Manual (Rosie’s Place)
This set of resources was developed as part of a training program for frontline workers, jointly delivered by Rosie’s Place and the Education Centre Against Violence (ECAV). It addresses the barriers to protecting children and young people with intellectual disability against the harm of sexual abuse, providing information about the issue, signs that a child is at risk of, or experiencing abuse, responding to disclosures and reporting. It also includes a section on the legal process and appropriate referral.
September 2017

Get to know your AVO video and brochure (Intellectual Disability Rights Service)
This video and accompanying booklet were developed by the Intellectual Disability Rights Service (IDRS) to assist people with an intellectual disability, learning disability or low literacy to better understand Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs) and the sort of behaviour that might lead to an AVO. The resources include information about the legal process around AVOs, options for finalisation, the practical implications of AVOs, the importance of complying with conditions, and the consequences of breaching an AVO.

Mental Health Information Referral and Court Peer Support Program (Manning Valley Neighbourhood Services)
This evaluation report by ARTD Consultants describes the implementation of this court support program, documents the changes in the model during the project and considers the evidence gathered on the effectiveness of the project method in achieving the desired outcomes for clients.

REACH OUT: Access to civil law services for remote residents on the Mid North Coast (Mid North Coast Community Legal Centre)
This checklist lists the various factors to consider when establishing a legal outreach by video. It covers planning, the agreement with the host agency, training with legal service staff and training with host agency staff. The checklist was developed as part of the evaluation of the REACH OUT project. It is available in Word format for users to download and adapt according to their own service’s requirements. Download MS Word version
August 2017

Self-representation Help for Asylum Seekers in the 'Fast Track' Process (Refugee Advice and Casework Service)
The Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS) has produced a set of factsheets in five languages to assist asylum seekers who are self-representing through the Federal Government's "Fast Track" process. The factsheets are available in English, Tamil, Arabic, Persian and Bengali. There are three factsheets in each set, titled 1. Fast Track Process 2. Providing evidence of your identity and 3. Who is a refugee?
July 2017

My Voice, My Ability, My Rights (CHY-FM)
A series of ten six-minute podcasts in which young people with disabilities living in Coffs Harbour interview a range of experts on disability and the law. Topics covered include disability discrimination, the criminal justice system, the NDIS, advocacy, employment and housing. The podcasts are available to download from the CHY-FM website here