Access to Justice

It is estimated that more than 17,000 Deaf people in Northern Ireland experience significant communication barriers when they try to access the justice system.

These resources have been produced as part of a Disability Research, Independent Living and Learning (DRILL) funded pilot co-produced project between BDA (NI), a Deaf Advisory Group (DAG), and researchers from Queen’s University Belfast, Syracuse University, and Rowan University.

Tips for Professionals
Summary Report

What is Justice?

  • Going into a Police Station
  • The role of the PSNI
  • What is Legal Aid?
  • The role of a Solicitor
  • What to expect when you meet a Solicitor
  • Who are the Law Society NI?
  • Making a Will
  • The role of a Barrister
  • The role of the Bar Library
  • The role of the NI Prison Service

Tips for Professionals

  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Part 3

Summary Report