People with disabilitiesVolunteer organisation
The Office of the Public Advocate safeguards and protects the human rights of people with a cognitive disability and or mental illness to keep them safe from harm, abuse and exploitation.
The Office of the Public Advocate (OPA) is an independent statutory office with considerable legislative power to promote and safeguard the rights and interests of people with a disability.
The vision and values of OPA are to work towards a just and inclusive society that values, respects, protects and promotes the dignity and human rights of all persons.
OPA provides a number of services to achieve this vision. These include:
- research and policy,
- education and training and
- three volunteer programs – Community Visitors, Community Guardians and Independent Third Persons.
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