Local Advocacy Services
- Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) is an independent, community-based system and legal advocacy organisation for people with disability in Queensland, Australia.
- QAI provides:
- - Systems advocacy work through campaigns directed to attitudinal, law and policy change, and by supporting the development of a range of advocacy initiatives in this state.
- - Individual legal advocacy in support of persons whose disability is at the centre of their legal issue. This is done by way of advice or advocacy within the limitations of QAI’s resources. QAI regularly provides advice and representation in relation to forensic orders, restrictive practices, treatment authorities, mental health law, and guardianship and administration. QAI is unable to provide legal services in relation to family or criminal law, or where another specialist legal service is able to assist the person with their issue.
- - Individual advocacy (non-legal) to support people with disability navigate the criminal justice system, and for people wishing to apply for an internal or external review of their National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plan.