Working Alongside People with Intellectual and Learning Disabilities

Criminal Justice & Intellectual Disability Symposium 19-20 June

Criminal Justice Symposium - Intellectual Disability and the Criminal Justice System - 19-20 June 2014


Letter from the Public Advocate:

People with an intellectual disability, particularly those with impaired capacity, are over-represented at all stages in the criminal justice system as both victims and defendants.


As Public Advocate, I am committed to promoting ways in which to address this over-representation and improve the outcomes that the criminal justice system delivers for people with impaired capacity.

To this end, my Office (amongst others) has partnered with the Endeavour Foundation to host a Criminal Justice Symposium that brings together critical thinkers and experts to reflect on this ongoing issue, analyse the current system, and develop recommendations and a systems advocacy strategy to redress the current situation.

The Symposium will bring together speakers from a range of backgrounds. Speakers include:

•    Alexandra Faraguna - The Intellectual Disability Rights Service
•    Graeme Innes - Australian Human Rights Commissioner
•    Kevin Cocks - Qld Anti-Discrimination Commissioner   
•    Professor Patrick Keyzer - LaTrobe University
•    Dr Leanne Dowse - University of NSW


Buy tickets now

Thursday 19 June 2014 & Friday 20 June 2014

9am – 5pm Thursday
9am – 3.45pm Friday

Level 17, 53 Albert Street,
Brisbane City

$250 per person (2-day registration fee)

$200 per person (early bird registration by Wednesday 23rd May 2014)

For further information and ticket registration: or 07 3896 6036.