Disabling justice forum

Why the system fails people with disability and mental illness Join us for a forum to discuss the barriers in the criminal justice system for Victorians with a disability or mental illness. The panel, moderated by Public Advocate Colleen Pearce, will feature: Director, Centre for Innovative Justice, RMIT University,...

Passing the baton

Knowing that the organisation he helped found is changing the lives of disadvantaged students is Professor David Hayward proudest achievement, as he retires from his role of Director of the Future Social Service Institute. ‘Our retention rate is up about 85 per cent in a very heavily disadvantaged cohort...

Class of 2018 overcomes adversity

Homelessness, hearing impairment, and cultural differences were just some of the barriers overcome by Future Social Service Institute (FSSI) students who successfully completed certificate courses in aged care and disability this year. A graduation ceremony on Monday evening celebrated the achievements of the students who completed FSSI’s Certificate III...

Strengthening disability advocacy

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FSSI values having the voices of people with disability at the table. We are delighted to be sponsoring the Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference: Doing Disability Differently 2018, making discounted tickets available for people with disability. Contact DARU on admin@daru.org.au for the discount ticket code today. The conference will be...

Dual report launch

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The window of opportunity is open for Victoria to put itself ahead of the game in building a world-class community service sector and meet rapidly growing workforce demand for decades to come. Part of the state’s fastest growing jobs sector, it holds the key to our social economy and...