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Review of the Advocate for Children and Young People Act
Last published on 17 Nov 2020 in News
The Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) is reviewing the Advocate for Children and Young People Act 2014 (the Act) on behalf of the Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services and the Minister for [...]
What we’ve achieved so far
Last published on 10 Nov 2020 in Good news and updates
Below are some of the achievements from our previous Disability Inclusion Action Plans (DIAPs), each is aligned to one of the four focus areas.
Report shows drug court reduces reoffending
Last published on 24 Sep 2020 in News and Media
A new report issued today shows that the NSW Drug Court has led to a significantly lower reconviction rate among offenders diverted through the program.
Applications open for youth project funding
Last published on 01 Sep 2020 in Media releases
Organisations keen to kick-start programs promoting youth engagement can now apply for up to $50,000 as part of the NSW Government’s Youth Opportunities Grants.
NSW Response to the Family is Culture Review opens in new window
Last published on 08 Jul 2020 in News
Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Gareth Ward has released the NSW response to the Family is Culture, Independent Review of Aboriginal Children and Young People in Out-of-Home Care (OOHC).
Making a Difference Employee Awards
Last published on 01 Jul 2020 in News
Have you received outstanding service from an employee or team at the Department of Communities and Justice? Nominate them today for a Making a Difference Employee Award.
Help put a stop to abuse of older people
Last published on 15 Jun 2020 in Media Releases
NSW communities are being encouraged to show their support today for some of the most vulnerable people on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
Rent relief for domestic violence victims
Last published on 07 Jun 2020 in Media Releases
Hundreds of women escaping domestic violence during COVID-19 have been supported into safe and secure housing through a NSW Government rental subsidy.
Being found was bingo for Bluey
Last published on 17 Apr 2020 in Media Releases
A short-beaked echidna rescued in the Central West during the bushfire emergency has a new lease on life after being rehabilitated at the Corrective Services NSW Wildlife Care Centre.
NSW prisons welcome first female Islamic chaplain
Last published on 08 Apr 2020 in Media Releases
A Muslim community leader from Sydney’s west has become Corrective Services NSW’s first female Islamic chaplain.