While representing just over 2% of the Australian population, research suggests that people with an acquired brain injury (ABI) make up as much as 65% of the Victorian prison population. Often they are marginalised and unaware of their rights. The Victorian Coalition of ABI Service providers Inc. (VCASP) aims to help carers of people with ABI, both family members and professionals, by producing a booklet on the legal rights of ABI individuals, how to navigate the legal system and how to obtain legal representation and access support services.
The project will be targeted to service providers, families and carers of people with an ABI, and a variety of social welfare agencies, including organisations specialising in mental health, who can then support or explain the complexity of the justice system to individuals with an ABI who will ultimately benefit from the project.
About the Victorian Coalition of ABI Service Providers Inc.
VCASP is a not-for-profit organisation established in 1998. VCASP operates as a statewide peak body, representing the needs and issues of organisations whose work involves contact with people who have acquired brain injury (ABI), their families and carers.
This project is not yet complete.
Grant no.: G14-004