Voices for Change is a group run by and for people with brain injury who want to improve the justice system

We work together to give people with ABI and justice system experience the confidence, skills, support and resources they need to speak up and have their voices heard

What we do

We speak to government and community groups to help:

  • Address the discrimination and poor treatment that people with ABI experience in the justice system; and
  • Educate the community about ABI and experiences in the justice system

Hire us!

We do public speaking. We can talk about things like …

  • How to make positive changes in your life through peer support
  • Ways to make the justice system fairer for people with ABI
  • How to start a self-advocacy group
  • We can speak at your event, forum or group meeting

Get in touch with our project worker Elli at:


or email us at :

VoicesForChangeAustralia@gmail.com to find out more

Want to chat to us?

Give our friendly project workers a call or send them a text

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Call Elli on 0493 598 826
Call Kelly on 0434 400 674

Or you can click ‘become a member’ to fill out our new member form

Click here to view and listen to our submission from August 2021

What have we been working on?

In 2021 – 2022, our members have:

  • Run weekly peer support and decision-making meetings
  • Spoken to government about ABI and the justice system
  • Made a submission to the Disability Royal Commission
  • Spoken at a seminar on solitary confinement
  • Consulted on some research projects to improve the justice and legal systems
  • Spoken at the Australian Progress Fellowship about inclusion and self-advocacy
  • Met with Youth Justice to talk about our work
  • Started to reach out to new members to bring more people into the group
  • Spoken to the Magistrates’ Court and the Neighbourhood Justice Centre about our lived experience of the court system
  • Right now we are volunteering with Victoria Police to help train sworn police officers and recruits.

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