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Speech: Building the Sector, Building HACC - HACC Conference 2011

At the National Home and Community Care Conference 2011, ACTCOSS Director Roslyn Dundas presented on theme of 'workforce challenges and success'. 

Submission: Towards a Diversionary Framework for the ACT

ACTCOSS has provided a submission on the Discussion Paper Towards a Diversionary Framework for the ACT, which is a proposed framework to prevent young people from entering into the criminal justice system.

Submission: ACT Languages Policy: Languages for All Canberrans

In this submission, ACTCOSS states there is scope to broaden the ACT Languages Policy to work and consult with community partners, and notes the need for more interpreter services and English language support.

Submission: Sustainable Waste Strategy 2010-2025

ACTCOSS' comment to the ACT Sustainable Waste Strategy calls for inclusive waste reduction strategies which consider the needs of people experiencing disadvantage.

Submission: Modernising youth housing and homelessness services in the ACT

In this submission, ACTCOSS advocates for a mix and choice of accommodation and support options for young people experiencing homelessness.

Submission: Inquiry into the youth justice system in the ACT

ACTCOSS has provided a comment on the inquiry into youth justice system, examining issues within Bimberi Youth Detention Centre and making links to similar issues within the Alexander Maconochie Centre.

Letters: Working With Vulnerable People Checking System, 2010-11

Letters regarding the Working With Vulnerable People Checking System (WWVPCS) to MLAs and any responses received are listed here.

ACTCOSS Annual Report 2009-10

This ACTCOSS annual report is a record of our achievements for 2009-10, including major policy advocacy, sector development and organisation development activities.

ACTCOSS Reconciliation Action Plan 2010-13

This is ACTCOSS' first Reconciliation Action Plan and sets out specific actions ACTCOSS is committed to achieving during 2010-13 to contribute to this vision of a reconciled Australia.

ACTCOSS Annual Report 2008-09

This ACTCOSS annual report is a record of our achievements for 2008-09, including major policy advocacy, sector development and organisation development activities.

ACTCOSS RAP Statement of Commitment

ACTCOSS states its commitment to its first Reconciliation Action Plan.

ACTCOSS Pledge for Reconciliation and Justice

Prior to developing a Reconiliation Action Plan, ACTCOSS made a Pledge for Reconciliation and Justice. Our Pledge sets out our commitments to achieving reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians.

ACTCOSS Annual Report 2007-08

This ACTCOSS annual report is a record of our achievements for 2007-08, including major policy advocacy, sector development and organisation development activities.

Circles of Support: Towards Indigenous Justice - Prevention, Diversion and Rehabilitation

Although the ACT has the lowest rate of imprisonment of any Australian jurisdiction, and one of the lowest rates of Indigenous imprisonment, Indigenous people are still significantly overrepresented in our justice system.

This report attempts to engage with the reasons for this over-representation, to identify existing mainstream and Indigenous crime prevention and diversion initiatives in the ACT, to highlight gaps in service provision and areas of unmet need and make recommendations for change.

ACTCOSS Annual Report 2006-07

This ACTCOSS annual report is a record of our achievements for 2006-07, including major policy advocacy, sector development and organisation development activities.

Raising the Standard (RTS) Manual

A manual to guide quality improvement In ACT community service organisations.

Submission: Exposure Draft of the Public Advocate (Official Visitors) Amendment Bill 2012

In this submission, ACTCOSS states that at the heart of this discussion must remain the needs of vulnerable Canberrans accessing or detained in identified services.

OIK - Governance and Strategic Leadership

This section of the OIK outlines the role, responsibilities and challenges that face a Board or Management Committee.

As well as the information provided in OIK documents below, the following links may be helpful for your reference.

OIK - People Management

The people who do the work in an organisations, whether they are workers, managers, administrators, volunteers or board members are crucial to providing quality services and maintaining an organisation. In a complex environment good human resource