Further information: Disability and criminal justice


More information about aspects of disability – including relevant legislation, and disability related services – is contained in Understanding disability and the lawDisability: asserting your rights, has information on specialist legal services dealing with particular areas of disability, and on advocacy services available to assist people with disabilities. Physical disability, Mental illness and Intellectual disability contain more detailed coverage of the law relating to people with physical, psychiatric and intellectual disability respectively. Understanding guardianship, deals with issues of guardianship and administration affecting people with disabilities. Also see Understanding powers of attorney.

There is an emerging body of cases involving the Charter Act on issues raised in this chapter. For advice about Charter Act issues, contact the Human Rights Law Centre (for contact details, see Legal services that can help). For general advice on disability and criminal justice matters contact Victoria Legal Aid on 1300 792 387.

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