How to support DAIS

DAIS Membership and Subscription

You can become a member of Disability Advocacy and Information Service Inc. By becoming a member of DAIS you are demonstrating your support for an organisation that supports the rights of people with disability.

Membership is FREE. Download and Print the online membership form as it requires you to sign that you agree with the vision, mission, values and purpose of DAIS and agree to abide by the rules of the association. 

View the membership/subscription form

Subscribe to DAIS Publications

Anyone can request to receive DAIS publications free of charge. You do not need to be a member or live in the region. You can subscribe to the DAIS Advance newsletter, accept invites to forums and consultations or join our feedback register for systemic issues.

View the membership/subscription form

Submit subscription form

Becoming a DAIS Justice Support Volunteer

DAIS Justice Support (DJS) operates using a pool of volunteers who act as support persons in police support and court support roles. Volunteers usually have some prior experience working with people with a disability, in disability services, or studying toward this. Volunteers may also have a background in the legal or justice system or are studying in this field.

DJS volunteers provide support to people with a disability who are required to attend the Albury police station (Police Support) or the Albury Court or Wodonga Court (Court Support), Wangaratta, Benalla, Myrtleford and Mansfield Courts.

The DJS program can only operate through the participation of our volunteer support persons.

Do you have these skills and attributes?

  • Good communication skills
  • Well presented and patient with others
  • Able to articulate complex issues
  • Reliable and willing to commit to the program
  • Able to complete documentation
  • Experience with people with disabilities desirable

Acting as a support person to help people with a disability who confront the legal system, either as a defendant, a victim or a witness, is personally rewarding and provides:

  • Support to the person throughout the judicial process
  • Help so the person understands and exercises their rights
  • Independence from police and legal professionals
  • Help for the person get legal advice and understand it
  • Ability to raise any specific needs of the person
  • Help so the person understands outcomes, conditions and consequences

Volunteer induction involves a two-day training session for both police support and court support. Additional support and training are provided to all support persons when needed.


For police support you are able to choose availability that suits your lifestyle over the 24-hour seven-day-a week service and similarly, for court support between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday .

Please contact DAIS if you wish to register an interest in volunteering or require further information.

Contact DJS

Street Address: 132 Melbourne Road Wodonga VIC 3690
Postal Address: PO Box 982 Wodonga VIC 3689
Telephone: Ph: 02 6056 2420 or  Ph:1300 886 388   (local call cost NSW and VIC only)
Fax: 02 6024 6809

Email/Contact DAIS        

View DJS Flyer

Donations

DAIS is a not-for-profit organisation relying soley on goverrnment funding to operate. DAIS welcome finacial donations from individuals or community entities to assist in the delivery of our services to people wth disabilities.
All donations over $2 are tax deductable.


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