JustACE program launches in Tasmania

July 19, 2022

BIAT News

The JustACE program launches state-wide – an exciting milestone for the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania and Wellways Australia.

JustACE, the newly established program in partnership with Wellways Australia, has now launched state-wide. While the program has been established in the North-West since May, it is now running in Hobart and Launceston. The launch was celebrated with online information sessions attended by more than 40 people representing community organisations, service providers, mental health facilities and State government departments.

The program will improve outcomes for Tasmanians living with cognitive impairment who are involved with the criminal justice system as offenders.

A key component of the service is supporting diversion and reintegration processes in Tasmania for people with cognitive impairment to create pathways away from the criminal justice system and into appropriate community-based services.

Case Manager/Program Facilitators have been employed for the North-West Coast, North and South of the state to support people with cognitive impairment.

Brain Injury Association of Tasmania Project Manager Marie-Clare Couper said: “The program works with people with cognitive impairment who have fallen between the cracks of social and justice-based services. The focus is assisting people to reduce their offending and build meaningful lives through stronger community connections”.

The JustACE program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

For more information about JustACE, please visit Wellways.

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