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The law & the Disability Justice Centre

The Disability Services Commission recognises, and in the management of the disability justice centres will uphold, residents’ rights pursuant to the law, and / or as prescribed by the Declared Places (Mentally Impaired Accused) Act 2015.

Residents’ rights include the right to:

  • programs and services
  • have residents’ rights explained
  • freedom of communication
  • an individual development plan (IDP)
  • protection from ill-treatment
  • welfare and safe custody
  • an advocate
  • confidentiality.