At the National Home and Community Care Conference 2011, ACTCOSS Director Roslyn Dundas presented on theme of 'workforce challenges and success'.
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.
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.
ACTCOSS' comment to the ACT Sustainable Waste Strategy calls for inclusive waste reduction strategies which consider the needs of people experiencing disadvantage.
In this submission, ACTCOSS advocates for a mix and choice of accommodation and support options for young people experiencing homelessness.
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 regarding the Working With Vulnerable People Checking System (WWVPCS) to MLAs and any responses received are listed here.
This ACTCOSS annual report is a record of our achievements for 2009-10, including major policy advocacy, sector development and organisation development activities.
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.
This ACTCOSS annual report is a record of our achievements for 2008-09, including major policy advocacy, sector development and organisation development activities.
ACTCOSS states its commitment to its first Reconciliation Action Plan.
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.
This ACTCOSS annual report is a record of our achievements for 2007-08, including major policy advocacy, sector development and organisation development activities.
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.
This ACTCOSS annual report is a record of our achievements for 2006-07, including major policy advocacy, sector development and organisation development activities.
A manual to guide quality improvement In ACT community service organisations.
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.
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.
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