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The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (the Commission) has heard that people with disability are represented disproportionally as victims, offenders and witnesses in the criminal justice system and are at greater risk of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation than people without disability.

This project targets critical knowledge and practice gaps to build the Commission’s knowledge and evidence base about police processes, interactions and responses to people with disability, and how they can be improved. Doing so will directly assist the Commission in making evidence-based recommendations about what governments, institutions and the community can and should do to improve police responses to victims, alleged offenders and witnesses with disability and so help to reduce or prevent violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

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