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Wednesday, September 19 • 12:05pm - 12:10pm
Economic evaluation of justice support: Transforming life pathways for people with intellectual disability

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Ruth McCausland (UNSW), Rebecca Reeve (UNSW)

Young people with intellectual disability from backgrounds of disadvantage often become 'managed' by the criminal justice system in the absence of holistic support in the community. This is extraordinarily costly in human and economic terms. This presentation reports on an economic evaluation of a program run by the Intellectual Disability Rights Service in NSW that demonstrated how the provision of appropriate support and services at a critical intervention point can transform the lives of individuals with intellectual disability in the criminal justice system, work towards more equitable legal outcomes and also result in cost savings to government.

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Byron Pakula

Principal Consultant, Clear Horizon
Byron has gathered a broad array of professional experience working for government, private and not for profit sectors internationally and in Australia for over fifteen years. Byron is a well respected and influential manager, strategist and adviser that has applied himself to some... Read More →

Speakers
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Ruth McCausland

Senior Research Fellow, School of Social Sciences, UNSW
Dr Ruth McCausland is Director of Research and Evaluation for the Yuwaya Ngarra-li partnership between the Dharriwaa Elders Group and UNSW, and Senior Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences, UNSW. Her research focuses on women, young people, people with disabilities and... Read More →
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Rebecca Reeve

Senior Research Fellow, Intellectual Disability Behaviour Support (IDBS), UNSW Australia
Dr Rebecca Reeve is a Senior Research Fellow in the Intellectual Disability Behaviour Support (IDBS) team at UNSW. She is also a Senior Research and Advocacy Officer at The Smith Family. Rebecca’s academic research as an econometrician focuses on vulnerable Australian populations... Read More →


Wednesday September 19, 2018 12:05pm - 12:10pm AEST
Chancellor 6