See “Contacts” at the end of Understanding disability and the law.
The following publications are available from the Intellectual Disability Rights Service (tel: (02) 9318 0144):
•Question of Rights, 1998;
•Rights in Residence, 1996;
•Intellectual Disability: A Manual for Criminal Lawyers, Mark Ierace, 1989.
The following publications are available from the Villamanta Disability Rights Legal Service (tel: 5227 3338; visit: www.villamanta.org.au):
•People Who Have an Intellectual Disability and the Criminal Justice System, 2010;
•Your Rights, Your Choices, 2009 (for people who have an intellectual disability);
•Cripples, Coons, Fags and Fems: A Look at How Four Human Rights Movements Have Fought Prejudice, 1999;
•Duty of Care: Who’s Responsible? A Guide for Carers Supporting People with Disabilities, revised 2013;
•Duty of Care and Negligence: A Training Manual for Carers and Support Workers, 1996;
•Oliver Twist has Asked for More: The Politics and Practice of Getting Justice for People with Disabilities, 1994.
•D’Argaville, M & Bright, J 1995, Right to Consider: A Practical Guide for Lawyers on Mental Impairment and the Law, Leo Cussen Institute.
•Diverge Consulting & Villamanta Disability Rights Legal Service 2016, People with Acquired Brain Injury and the Victorian Justice System: Rights and Resources, Inkshed Press.
•Office of the Public Advocate 1997, Working for Justice: People with Mental Impairment and the Police Interview Process – The Role of the Independent Third Person.
•Victoria Legal Aid & the Office of the Public Advocate 2012, Securing Their Future: For Parents of Children and Adult Children with a Decision-making Disability.
•Victoria Legal Aid, Disability Discrimination Legal Service & Villamanta 2009, Using Disability Discrimination Law.
•Victoria Police 2013, Equality is Not the Same: Victoria Police Response to Community Consultation and Reviews on Field Contact Policy and Data Collection and Cross-cultural Training.
•Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission 2014, Beyond Doubt: The Experiences of People with Disabilities Reporting Crime – Research Findings.
•The Department of Health and Human Services’s Library Service has an extensive range of written and audio visual material (tel: 1800 742 733).
•Disability Services Commissioner:
•National Disability Insurance Scheme:
Contacts and resources
- Disability Advocacy Resource Unit (DARU)
- Disability Advocacy Victoria (DAV)
- Disability Discrimination Legal Service
- Disability Justice Advocacy
- Disability Services Intake and Response Service
- Disability Services Commissioner (Vic)
- Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities (ADEC)
- Association for Children with a Disability
- National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
- Psychiatric Disability Services of Victoria (VICSERV)
- Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability (VALID)
- Villamanta Disability Rights Legal Service
- Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS)
- STAR Victoria
- Melbourne City Mission
- AED Legal Centre