Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS

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In 2017, stemming from his paper on intellectual disability and patient activation after release from prison (Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 2017, 67(10), 939-956), Jesse Young from the Justice Health Unit was invited to give evidence to the Parliament of Australia Joint Standing Committee on the provision of services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition.

Recommendations stemming from Jesse’s research were reflected in the Committee’s final report (Recommendations 22 and 23). These recommendations called for the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to establish a criminal justice unit specialising in the integration of the NDIS with the criminal justice system and clarify what supports are available to people in custody. A copy of the report is available online.