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National Justice Project

COVID-19 digital pivot – community education programs – digital resources

COVID-19 digital pivot – community education programs – digital resources

NJP is involved in two key areas that eliminate the systemic discrimination that prevents First Nations people from accessing justice – health justice a...

australia > ALL > both
01/03/2021 > 30/06/2021

FIELD OF INTEREST

  • Social inclusion & justice
  • Education & training

TARGET POPULATION

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Peoples
  • Not applicable

PROJECT SUMMARY

NJP is involved in two key areas that eliminate the systemic discrimination that prevents First Nations people from accessing justice – health justice and police justice.

Health justice – we work for First Nations people who have experienced discrimination and negligence in health care. We promote legal, policy and structural reform to keep First Nations patients safe when accessing health services. We provide legal support through advocacy, discrimination complaints and civil action. We also work to deliver legal education and patient advocate training for communities. 

Police justice – we act for First Nations people who experience discrimination and abuse by police. We developed Copwatch, a mobile application, website and community education programme designed to inform First Nations communities of their rights and promote police accountability. Copwatch includes rights awareness, de-escalation techniques and information about how to legally recording interactions, with the view to reduce violence and abuse of police power, and enable the pursuit of justice when necessary.

We require financial support to transform education and training content for these two programs into digital resources that can be utilised for community education across the country in a COVID environment. We have a First Nations partner with information portals in 50 remote communities who is eager to showcase these resources. 

PROJECT OUTCOMES

We anticipate the development of digital resources will deliver the following outcomes:

- Increase in the knowledge of First Nations people about their legal rights in health care and policing. We will know we have achieved this outcome based on community feedback received through our First Nations community education partner and digital resource downloads.

- Increase in the confidence of First Nations people who have experienced discrimination and negligence in health care or discrimination and abuse by police, to seek advice. We will know we have achieved this outcome if enquiries into NJP's complaint clinics increase.

Profile of National Justice Project

National Justice Project

The National Justice Project is a civil rights organisation dedicated to tackling systemic injustice and racism within government institutions.

We use our legal skills to create change. By representing clients in public interest litigation and by educating people in vulnerable communities about their rights, we strive to make a fairer and more equitable society.

We act for people who would otherwise be left behind. In particular, we represent marginalised people in their fight for justice. Our grassroots connections ensure that we hear about the issues that aren’t otherwise being investigated, issues that would otherwise fall through the gaps.

Our powerful, multi-pronged approach provides much-needed access to justice for individuals. It delivers a deeper and longer-lasting impact for society, by changing laws, policies and practices.

BUDGET BREAKDOWN

TOTAL BUDGET: $17,500
FUNDING
Funding sourceAmount
Funding gap (unconfirmed)$15,000
National Justice Project$2,500
EXPENSES
Expense itemAmount
Project Management$2,500
Filming and Animation$7,500
Post Production$7,500

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