What the NDIS funds

  • Reasonable and necessary supports on the same basis as all other people in relation to a person not in custody.
  • Reasonable and necessary supports in relation to the participant’s functional impairment required while the person is in custody. Reasonable and necessary supports must not replace the supports provided by the justice system under reasonable adjustment and universal service obligations.
  • Transition supports to facilitate someone’s transition from the custodial setting to the community that are reasonable and necessary and are required specifically as a result of the person's disability.

What the justice system funds

  • Reasonable adjustments.
  • Supports to ensure people with disability have access to similar supports available to the general population. 
  • Day-to-day care and support needs of a person in custody, including supervision, personal care and general supports.
  • Ensuring criminal justice system services are accessible for people with disability including appropriate communication, adjustments to the physical environment, accessible legal assistance and appropriate fee waivers.
  • General programs for the wider population, including programs to prevent offending and re-offending, and the diversion of young people and adults from the criminal justice system.
  • The management of community corrections, including corrections-related supervision for offenders on community based orders.
  • The operation of secure mental health facilities that are primarily clinical in nature.

Please refer to the Operational Guidelines, Planning section 10.8.10 for further guidance on whether justice supports are appropriately funded through the NDIS.

This page current as of
9 September 2020