17th Reintegration Puzzle Conference

Rydges World Square, Sydney
19th-21st June 2024

Stepping Up

Emily Piggott

Senior Adviser, Research and Advocacy
Centre for Innovative Justice, RMIT University

Emily is a social worker with over 17 years experience working with people involved in the criminal justice system, with a focus on people with cognitive disability. She has experience in research, project management, systemic and individual advocacy, supporting self-advocates, group facilitation and case management. Emily has previously worked in not-for-profit organisations and government as a practitioner and team manager, and has worked with both women and men exiting prison, and extensively with people with intellectual disability involved in a range of systems.

Emily’s previous work has included managing disability rights based projects, systemic advocacy on the rights of people with cognitive disability involved in the criminal justice system and providing disability rights based advice to government and community organisations. Prior to working at the CIJ Emily worked in a disability advocacy organisation where she worked alongside people with intellectual disability to make a film about their experiences of the criminal justice system.

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