Welcome to the Aboriginal Disability Justice Campaign website.
The ADJC is a national advocacy campaign that advocates for changes to legislation, policy and practice that leads to the imprisonment and indefinite detention of people with cognitive impairments. The ADJC seeks to highlight the disproportionate impact on Indigenous Australians with cognitive impairments.
Many of these people have not been convicted of a crime and have been found mentally impaired and unfit to plead. There is a larger group of people with cognitive impairments that cycle in and out of jail. These people have been convicted of crimes.
The ADJC is particularly concerned about those people who are indefinitely detained in our jails and forensic units around the country.