AAADM has released a new position statement – The Importance of Physical and Mental Health for People with Intellectual Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System. This position statement highlights that people with intellectual disability (ID) often experience psychosocial disadvantage and are significantly overrepresented within the Australian criminal justice system and have significantly higher rates of mental and physical health conditions that may not have been diagnosed or treated. A number of recommendations are made in the position statement that are intended to improve support for people with ID in the criminal justice system.

Please click here to view the position statement.