ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS) has launched a new action plan to ensure equitable access to justice for people with disability who may be detainees, offenders, staff and members of the community who come into contact with the justice system.
ACTCS Commissioner Jon Peach said the plan, Disability Action and Inclusion Plan 2021-23, built on the goals of the Territory’s Disability Justice Strategy 2019-2020.
“I am proud that ACT Corrective Services is a diverse organisation that welcomes people of all abilities,” Mr Peach said.
“We have a critical responsibility to ensure that barriers to participation are removed at all levels and that the rights of people with disability are protected, from staff to offenders and community members visiting our facilities,” he said.
Minister for Disability and Justice Health, Emma Davidson the ACTCS Action Plan set out key actions ACTCS would implement over the next four years to improve access and inclusion for detainees, offenders, staff and members of the community who came into contact with corrective services facilities and services.
“The ACT Government is committed to making Canberra inclusive and welcoming for all,” Ms Davidson said.
“Ensuring equitable access to justice for people with disability is a key part of realising that vision,” she said.
The ACTCS’s 19-page Plan can be accessed at this PS News link.