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Independent Third Person - Mildura

Office of the Public Advocate
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An Independent Third Person (ITP) is a volunteer trained by, and registered with the Office of the Public Advocate.

In accordance with the Victoria Police Manual, an ITP is required to help ensure a person with a cognitive disability or mental illness is not disadvantaged when communicating with police.

An ITP volunteer assists people with a cognitive disability or mental illness during interviews or when making formal statements to Victoria Police. The person with a cognitive disability or mental illness may be an alleged offender, victim or witness.

The role of the ITP volunteer is to:

• Facilitate communication • Assist the person to understand their rights • Support the person through the process

ITPs are independent of police and the investigation

• Good communication skills are essential • Access to your own vehicle is also essential.

A minimum 2 year commitment to this role is required. Please note that due to the long-term nature of this role, this role is generally not suitable for students wanting to gain experience in the sector.

You can not apply for this role as it is no longer available.