Communities and Justice


About us

Who we are and what we do
About DCJ
Doing business with us
Communities and Justice Ministers
Careers at DCJ
Working for us
Employee Value Proposition
DCJ NSW explained
Inclusion and diversity
Meet our Talent Acquisition team
Contact us
Careers for Aboriginal people
Roles for Aboriginal People
Caseworker FAQ
Regional Caseworker
Diverse caseworkers in Bega
Child Protection Caseworkers
Casework Manager
Child protection caseworkers
Casework Specialist
Casework Support Worker
Multicultural caseworker
Housing Client Service Officer
Housing Client Service Officers
Housing Client Service Team Leader
Senior client service officer
Community Corrections Officer
Correctional Officer
We ask Correctional Officers
Judicial Careers
Correctional officers
Permanency Coordinator
Professional roles
Corrective Services Psychologists
Community Services Psychologists
Youth Justice Psychologists
Corporate Services Psychologists
We ask Rebecca
Services and Program Officer
Sheriff's Officer
DCJ Careers: Sheriff’s Officers
Youth Officer
Victims Services Representatives
Courts Client Services Officer
Housing roles
Programs and initiatives
Maliyan Program
Students and graduates
Veterans Employment Program
The Welcome Experience
Access to information
Apply online to access information
Frequently Asked Questions
Right to Information policy
Types of records held
Youth Justice records
Corrective Services records
Disclosure log
Agency Information Guide
Record under section 6(5) of the GIPA Act
Corporate Services
Corrective Services NSW
'Class 3' contracts
Mandatory Notification of Data Breach Scheme
Data Breach Policy
Public Notification Register
Engage with us
Public Consultations
Statutory reviews
Future use of Tomaree Lodge Site
Child Sexual Offences Review
Small bar liquor laws
Royal Prerogative of Mercy Review
Review of Police Oversight in NSW
Multicultural Plan Consultation
Mandatory data breach notification
Review of the Court Costs Levy
Review of the Coroners Act 2009
Review of Surrogacy Act 2010
Review of the Local Court Act 2007
Review of Succession Act 2006
Review of Civil Procedure Act 2005
Review of Defamation Act 2005
Draft Bills
Class Action Reforms
Frequently asked questions
Families and communities statistics
Annual statistical reports
Statistical report 2021-22
Statistical report 2020-21
Social housing waiting list data
Housing rent and sales
Previous rent and sales reports
Explanatory notes rent
Explanatory notes
NSW Local Government Housing Kit
DCJ Districts
Searches for human services in NSW
Disclaimer on the use of DCJ data
Family and Community Services Insights, Analysis and Research (FACSIAR)
FACSIAR overview
FACSIAR publications and resources
Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study (POCLS)
About the study
Watch the study videos
POCLS updates
Study aims
Sample and methods
POCLS timeline
The research team
Information for participants
For children and young people
For carers
For birth parents
For caseworkers and teachers
Information for data users
Interactive dashboards
POCLS publications
FACSIAR research seminars
Upcoming seminars
Past seminars
2021 seminars
Older seminars
Past research reports
Child protection research
Out-of-home care research
VERSO report
Useful links
Evidence hub
Evidence reviews and summaries
Evidence 'how to' guides
Evaluation repository
Evidence and gap maps
Human Services Dataset (HSDS)
About the Human Services Dataset
Supporting resources
Data governance and privacy
Frequently asked questions
Resource centre
Parramatta Girls Home Memorial
Daylight saving
Contacts for DCJ
COVID-19 response
Disability Inclusion Action Plan

Children and families

Domestic, family and sexual violence
Sexual violence
Sexual consent
Sexual violence support services
Sexual consent in your language
Sexual consent in Arabic
Sexual consent in Chinese (Simple)
Sexual consent in Filipino
Sexual consent in Hindi
Sexual consent in Italian
Sexual consent in Greek
Sexual consent in Japanese
Sexual consent in Korean
Sexual consent in Nepali
Sexual consent in Punjabi
Sexual consent in Spanish
Sexual consent in Urdu
Sexual consent in Vietnamese
My situation is...
I was sexually assaulted
I'm the one hurting my partner
I want to report child abuse
Forced marriage
Persian - Farsi
How to stay safe
Support programs
Tackling Violence
Perpetrator interventions
Support for men who use violence
Children and young people
Youth Development Scholarships
Independent Living Allowance
Staying on Allowance
Our commitment to child safety
The Child Safe Action Plan
The Child Safe Standards
Child safe related policies
Complaints and reporting
Child Safe Policy Consultation
Youth Consult for Change
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
What is the NDIS?
Guidelines for carers
Accessing the NDIS
The NDIS plan
Shining a light
Gemma's story, mother
Michael's story, father
Olivia's story, caseworker
Believe in me
Elissia's story, mother
Terri's story, caseworker
Believe in me video transcript
Culture and connection
To belong
Harry's story
Amber's story, caseworker
To Belong video transcript
Unconditional love
Margaret's story, caseworker
Robyn's story, mother
Previous years
Shining a light 2020
A father's love
A father's love transcript
Unconditional love
Unconditional love transcript
You are not what they say you are
Hope, 15 years old
Sarah, child protection caseworker
The scars we carry
A little bit of help
Katherine, mother
Little miracle
Caitlin, prenatal caseworker
Shining a light 2019
I am somebody
Jayda, 12 years old
Jayda's story
Mort, grandfather
Emma, caseworker
Morgan, 11 years old
Angela, mother
Liz, caseworker
Robyn, caseworker
Karla, mother
Joel, caseworker
Jalil, 14 years old
The change I want to see
Ella, mother
James, caseworker
Turning point
Annette, mother
Zoe, caseworker
Best friends
And grace will lead me home
Jada, mother
Tash, caseworker
Shining a light 2018
Sarah and Laura-Lee’s story
Dianne and Jane’s story
Adam and Jodie’s story
Shining a light 2017
Come to the river
Shammurri means strong woman
One brave girl
Home by the sea
The best teacher of all
Open doors
Safe as houses
The best use of me
Young hearts
Trust and acceptance
Brave and strong
Fresh start
A letter from my dad
Dreaming big
Just like everyone else
A mother's care
Shining a light 2016
Standing on my own
Shoulder to shoulder
Fierce love
The mantra
Breathing space
World at her feet
My life has freedom
Staying connected
Digging deep
Seen and heard
Now look where we are
Building dignity
Find missing pieces
Dreams can come true
A safe house
Quietly confident
Shining a light 2015
Second chance
School is where the heart is
Circle of hope
Mother's Day
Red flags
Shining a light 2014
It felt like we were a team
Baby steps
A gift of great value
Full house
Count to 10
Shining a light 2013
Family is Culture
Independent review
Review process
About us
Suellyn Tighe
Jennifer Swan
Deborah Swan
Tim Ireland
Christine Corby
Steve Kinmond
Julianna Demetrius
Professor Valerie Braithwaite
Melinda Mumbler
Cody McGrady Miller
Monak Morris
Isaiah Dawe
Casey Ralph
Terms of reference
NSW Government response
Our progress
Get involved
Get help
Contact us
About the artwork
New Laws
LINKS Training and Support
Trauma informed care
External support services
Problematic and harmful sexual behaviours
External support services
Positive behaviour support
Supporting kids
Looking after yourself
External support services
LINKS Trauma Healing Service
Success stories
Six steps to Guardianship or Open Adoption
The six steps explained
Adopting a child
Want to adopt?
What is Open Adoption
The adoption process
Out-of-home care adoption
Adopting within the family
Adopting locally
Adopting from overseas
Adult adoptions
Aboriginal people and adoption
Support organisations
What is guardianship?
What are guardianship orders?
Who can become a guardian?
The process of becoming a guardian
Support for guardians
Guardianship Information Line
NSW Child Protection Guide for Families
About this guide
When a caseworker visits
Safety assessments
Safety plans
Temporary care arrangements
Risk assessments
Helping children stay safe at home
If your child needs to come into care
Before your child comes into care
If your child is not safe
The court process
Keeping connected while your child is in care
Keeping connected
Visiting your child
After a visit
Records DCJ keeps about you
Taking care of yourself
Support services
Protecting our kids
Keeping children safe
Keeping families safely together
Children's rights
What is ChildStory?
ChildStory Casework
ChildStory Partner
ChildStory Reporter
ChildStory Mobile
Out-of-home care
About out-of-home care
Accessing your care records
Accessing support
How to apply for your care records
After you apply for your records
Contact us
Parents with kids in out-of-home care
Your rights as a birth parent
Partnering with your caseworker
Case planning
Family group conferencing
If you have a problem or dispute
Leaving out-of-home care
Types of placements
OOHC resources and tools
Caring for babies, children and young people
Parenting resources
Baby developmental milestones
Caring for babies
Caring for toddlers
Raising tweens and teenagers
Keeping your children safe
Car safety
Sun safety
Water safety
Staying safe during the holidays
Disclaimer and copyright

Community inclusion

Community inclusion overview
Disability and inclusion
NSW Disability Inclusion Plan
DCJ Disability Inclusion Action Plan
The case for inclusion
Our plan
Case Worker Development Program
Inclusive Design Workshop
Core and Cluster Program
Inclusion Playbook
Person-centred LifeStory Profile
More Jobs More Care
Housing disability modifications
MFWWNSW DIAP Disability awareness
Procurement access and inclusion
Client communications
Stepping into internship program
Disability awareness for the team
NSW parent's information kit
Good news and updates
What we've achieved so far
Consultation and engagement
Contact us
Review of the Disability Inclusion Act
Discussion paper
How the Act started and the NDIS
What the Act sets out to achieve
Disability Council NSW
Funding for supports and services
Miscellaneous provisions
Lift and Change facilities
Disability employment
Looking for a job
DCJ Inclusion Strategy
Advisory councils
Disability Council NSW
About the Disability Council
Our purpose, priorities and vision
Council member profiles
Becoming a member
Media releases
Useful contacts
Community Housing Industry Council
NSW Carers Advisory Council
Member biographies
NSW Ministerial Advisory Council on Ageing
MACA overview
MACA members
MACA meetings
MACA contacts
MACA Policy Papers and Submission
About carers
Helpful resources for carers
NSW Carers Strategy
NSW Carers (Recognition) Act
Carer stories
Carers events
Ageing Well in NSW: Seniors Strategy 2021–2031
About the strategy
Why we need the strategy
Events and projects
Connecting Seniors Grant Program
Art of Ageing
About the exhibitions
Photographer – Julie Slavin
Photographer – Kerri Ambler
Photographer – Tayla Martin
Photographer – Tim White
Photographer – Tina Milson
Photographer – Trevor Green
NSW tour timetable
The Art of Ageing 2018-2019 exhibition
Photographer – Tayla Martin
Photographer – Tim White
Photographer - Julie Slavin
Photographer - Tina Milson
Photographer – Kerri Ambler
The Art of Ageing 2016 exhibition
Our consultations
Multicultural communities
DCJ Multicultural Plan
Events for multicultural communities
2022 DCJ Inaugural Multicultural Community Engagement Conference
Keynote speakers
Conference MCS
Conference Advisory Committee
Conference photos
Conference videos
Conference posters
Women's Leaders Forum
About Us
Law Expo
DCJ Community Engagement Team
Easy Read Brochures
Volunteering in NSW

Contact us

General enquiries
DCJ Community Services Centres
Complaints and Feedback
Social media
Crisis numbers and helplines
Fraud and corruption prevention

Housing and homelessness

Living in Social Housing
Apply for housing assistance
Tenancy Hub
Through the lens
Home at last
Kim and Karma's story transcript
Room to grow
Daniel's story transcript
Free to start again
Garry's story transcript
Strong connections
Tanya's story transcript
Becoming Blair
Blair's story transcript
All because of me
Ella's story transcript
NSW Response to Homelessness

Legal and justice

Legal assistance and representation
Justices of the peace
The role of JPs
Find a JP
NSW Statutory Declaration Forms
JP Public Register
​Become a JP
Are you eligible to become a JP?
Taking your oaths
Register for JP Online
Information and services for JPs
Latest news
JPs' 50 years of service ceremony
24 November 2022
9 November 2022
20 October 2022
Apply for reappointment
Retire as a JP
Ordering JP products
If your circumstances change
JP Online portal enhancements
JP Online security enhancements
Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM)
JP Online
Register for JP Online
Submit feedback about a JP
Contact us
Find a JP Community Desk
Guardians ad Litem
What is a Guardian ad Litem (GAL)?
Information for GALs
Becoming a GAL
Contact us
Court Appointed Questioner
Justice of the Peace CAQ
Domestic Violence Support Services
Information for Defendants
Contact Us
Legal Representation
About Us
Apply for Assistance
Legal Services Panel
Frequently asked questions
Recent Hearings
Contact Us
Justice Advocacy Service
Aboriginal Services Unit
Projects and programs
Bereavement Payment Scheme
Legal and justice online services
Laws and legislation
Legal Assistance and Applications
About DCJ Legal
Statutory costs/ex gratia payments
Ex gratia payments
​Suitors' Fund Act 1951
Legal assistance
Vexatious Proceedings
Charitable Trusts
NSW Legal Assistance Strategy
Civil Justice Action Plan
Access to Justice Innovation Fund
Contact Legal
Protecting Your Home
Responses to Coronial Recommendations
Inquest into the death of KT
Inquest into the death of LT
Inquest into the death of RRC
Inquest into the death of JY
Inquest into the death of GS
Inquest into the death of SH
Inquest into the death of SG
Inquest into the death of BW
Inquest into the death of CC
Inquest into the death of DP
Inquest into the death of CJ
Inquest into the death of Baby Q
Policy Reform and Legislation
Parole reform
Sentencing reform
Forensic mental health reforms
High risk offender management
Early guilty pleas
Driver licence disqualification
Completed Statutory Reviews
Reports and Papers
Statutory Reviews
Summer Clerkship
Contact Us
Special Commissions of Inquiry
Our Commissioners
Anti-slavery Commissioner
Due diligence and reporting
Codes of Practice
Reporting, help and support
NSW Anti Slavery Factsheet
News and media
GRS Public Register
Oversight Commissioner
Surveillance Devices Commissioner
Women's Safety Commissioner
Strategies and plans
Justice Reinvestment
Frequently asked questions
Program overview
Application process
Application process
NSW Office for Veterans Affairs
Diversion and therapeutic programs

News and media

Media releases
Kathleen Folbigg Pardoned
Big boost for volunteer groups
Information for journalists
Filming and image requests
Media releases archive
New chief justice for nsw
New police oversight Commissioner
Scholarships help youth shine
Tackling homelessness together
NSW cheers hero volunteers
Social housing amnesty launched
Stopping street harassment
Housing boost combats homelessness
Bail reforms pass NSW Parliament
New Legal Aid CEO announced
Open Justice Report
Firm action to fight homelessness
Home and hope for vulnerable women
Ombudsman bill passes lower house
NSW celebrates 850,000 carers
No doubt about consent campaign
Review of serious road crime
Official opening of Grace's Place
2022 NSW Volunteer of the year
Demonstration Page