People with disability

The NSW Department of Justice is strongly committed to inclusion and the protection of the rights of people with disability.

Our department works actively to ensure these rights are understood and respected.

We have developed a range of resources and information for people with disability to ensure our services are inclusive. Browse these pages using the menu to find out more.


NOW OPEN: Tender for Justice Advocacy Service

The NSW Department of Justice has released a Request for Tender for organisations with the capacity and experience to deliver the Justice Advocacy Service for people with a cognitive impairment who are in contact with the criminal justice system.

The Department of Justice is seeking to engage one non-government organisation or consortium to deliver the Justice Advocacy Service, over a period of two years. The service will be operational from 1 July 2019.

The Justice Advocacy Service will provide advocacy support to people at all stages of contact with the criminal justice system, including victims of crime, witnesses, suspects in police custody and defendants at court. The service will be available state-wide, including in regional, rural and remote communities.

Organisations that respond to the Request for Tender must have:

  • Prior experience/knowledge of cognitive impairment and criminal justice system 
  • Prior experience/knowledge of intersecting and complex needs 
  • Ability to provide state-wide coverage 

The Request for Tender is published on the NSW eTendering website (RFT ID: DJ 2018-148).

Disability Inclusion Action Plan

To demonstrate our commitment to providing access for people with disability, we have developed the Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2015-18 (DIAP).

The DIAP will help us improve the way we deliver  mainstream inclusive services to people with disability and to ensure that we excel in our employment practices.

Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2015-18 [MS Word 132kb]

Disability Inclusion Action Plan Summary

The Department of Justice has prepared a summary of the Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2015-18. The summary is a snapshot of the Department's actions that work toward creating an inclusive and accessible service for people with disability.  

Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2015-18 Summary [Docx 149kb]

The summary is also available in the following translated formats.



Disability Inclusion Action Plan and Summary

 Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2015-18 [Docx 135kb]

Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2015-2018 - text only [Txt 46Kb]

Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2015-18 Summary [Docx 149kb]

Easy English- Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2015-18 Summary [PDF 1487kb]

Easy Read Text Only -Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2015-18 Summary [ Docx 43kb]

The Capacity Toolkit

The Capacity Toolkit is a guide to assessing a person's capacity to make legal, financial, medical and personal decisions for themself.

So You Have to go to Court!

So You Have to go to Court! is a video guide for people with cognitive disability who are required to attend court.