Supporting NDIS participants in the justice system

Supporting people involved in the NDIS and the justice interface can be complex.

After this webinar, you will have a better understanding of supporting people involved in this duel interface. Gain practice advice and tips from our expert panel. 
  • Duration: 1 hr 
  • Date recorded: 26 October 2023
  • Includes: Transcription and closed captioning
Price: A$55 includes GST.
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This webinar is for professionals that work across the NDIS and justice interfaces. Join a panel of subject matter experts for this 1 hour recorded webinar. 

We will discuss

  • Navigating the complex interface between the NDIS and justice
  • Practical strategies to work with people who are involved in the justice setting
  • Determining some of the needs of a person exiting the justice system

About the presenters

Leigh Garrat - CEO of OARS (Offenders Aid Rehabilitation Services) Community Transitions

Leigh is the Chief Executive Officer of OARS Community Transitions and the Centre for Restorative Justice. He began work with OARS SA in January 1994. OARS CT is known for its work in providing homelessness support, advocacy, counselling, and drug and alcohol treatment for offenders, those at risk of offending and their families. 
Leigh is currently:
Chair of the Board, Unity Housing Company
Board Member, National Indigenous Network Initiative
Board Member, Australian Crime Prevention Council
Board Member, Community Accommodation and Respite Agency Inc
In 2002 Leigh's leadership achievements in the not-for-profit sector were recognised when he was named `CEO of the Year’ for the NFP sector by Equity Trustees.

Jared Frost - Senior Occupational Therapist, NDIS - Offender Services

Jared is a Senior Occupational Therapist with the Department for Correctional Services (DCS) in South Australia. He works in a specialised team that was developed in 2021 to identify prisoners living with disability and to assist them to access the NDIS and to use funded supports to minimise their risk of returning to custody.
Jared has previous experience working for SA Heath in acute, sub-acute and community mental health. Before joining DCS Jared was employed by the NDIA as the inaugural Justice Liaison Officer in South Australia.

Nathan McDonald - Home and Living Specialist Lead, Housing Hub

Nathan is the Home and Living Specialist Lead at the Housing Hub. He has a background in case management, having worked predominantly within the justice and disability sectors, and a broad knowledge of the NDIS and mainstream support. Nathan is passionate about helping participants achieve their goals and leading his team towards positive outcomes for participants. 

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