What do we mean by the justice system?

We’re committed to helping all people with a disability who are eligible for the NDIS. We want to make sure you can get funding for reasonable and necessary supports, to help you live as independently as possible in your community. This includes people with a disability who are involved in the justice system.

When we make decisions about what supports we fund, we consider the principles we follow to create your plan. These principles explain how we make sure you get the reasonable and necessary supports you need. They also help us make sure the NDIS is financially sustainable. This means we manage our funding so we can meet your disability needs now, as well as your needs and the needs of other people with disability in the future.

We consider you’re involved in the justice system if you are:

  • in custody in a correctional facility, for example a prison, remand centre, youth detention centre or secure mental health facility
  • on remand, awaiting or following sentencing
  • required by a court order to regularly report to a correctional or community correctional agency, for example on bail, probation or parole
  • serving a community based order, or are on a leave of absence order or therapeutic leave
  • under forensic orders, which may include restrictions on your movements or other requirements, such as drug testing or attending prescribed treatment.
This page current as of
28 June 2022
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