NDIS, OOHC and Juvenile Justice

This guide clarifies the roles and responsibilities of Family and Community Services (FACS), FACS funded non-government organisations (NGOs) and the Department of Justice, Juvenile Justice NSW (JJ NSW) in supporting shared clients1 with disability to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).




    Footnotes

  1. Shared clients  not ,“disability" are defined as children or young people under the Parental Responsibility of the Minister, case managed by Community Services and/or a non-government out-of-home care designated agency; or under shared responsibility AND eligible for any Juvenile Justice service.
  2. A reasonable adjustment is an adjustment to be made by a person or organisation unless making the adjustment would impose an unjustifiable hardship on the person or organisation.
  3. National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 (Cth), s 5 and Part 4. https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2013A00020
  4. Joint Operational Practice Guidelines To accompany the Memorandum of Understanding Between Department of Family and Community Services and Department of Justice, Juvenile Justice About Children or young people who are shared clients of Family and Community Services and Juvenile Justice 2014, 6.6, page 9.
  5. Joint Operational Practice Guidelines, 6.7, page 9.
  6. Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Family and Community Services and Department of Justice, Juvenile Justice about Children or young people who are shared clients, 2014.