In addition to our community-based services and programs that are provided directly to mob, we also offer a suite of consultancy services on a fee for service basis. We are committed to developing the capacity of the sector through long term, collaborative partnerships and the provision of extensive culturally competent consultancy services.
As a not for profit organisation – any fees generated from the consultancy work we do, is directed back into community and the operational costs of Deadly Connections which assists us in developing a sustainable service for our people, families and communities.
Deadly Connections are experts and specialists in matters that effect First Nations people, particularly in both the OOHC and justice system by providing additional services to government and non-government agencies which include;
THE PROVISION OF EXPERT ADVICE AND CONSULTATION
on key issues, challenges and strategies in the human services/community services sector particularly those effecting First Nations people, families and other disadvantaged communities.
SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE OF THE NSW CHILD PROTECTION AND JUSTICE SYSTEM
(both juvenile and adult) from both a professional (internal) and lived experience perspective.
CULTURAL SUPERVISION, SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE
for Aboriginal clients and staff.
STRATEGIC ADVICE AND MANAGEMENT
Including review, development and planning, the provision of support and assistance in meeting key performance indicators, objectives and outcomes.
PROGRAM AND POLICY
Identification, review, development, delivery, evaluation and reform.
Provision of culturally competent project management support from concept to completion. We provide a suite of services that firmly establish us as a leader in project management consulting.
SERVICE DELIVERY IMPROVEMENT
To assist with embedding culturally responsive models of service delivery that effectively support First Nations people, families and communities.
Developing the cultural competence of non-Aboriginal staff and organisations through various methods including the provision of cultural competency training, external supervision and support to staff, management, executive level staff and Board members Embedding cultural safety in programs/projects, services, daily work practices and organisations.
ABORIGINAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
Assist in establishing and maintaining a strong and culturally, safe, supported Aboriginal workforce including attracting, developing and retaining a robust, collaborative and connected Aboriginal workforce.
RECONCILIATION ACTION PLAN’S (RAP) SUPPORT
at all stages of your Reconciliation Action Plan journey.
ADVOCACY, LOBBYING AND CAMPAIGNING
for changes to systems, practices and policies that disproportionately effect First Nations people. Examples can be found in Media Clips or Written Articles pages.
KEY NOTE/ GUEST SPEAKING AND PANEL APPEARANCES (INCLUDING MEDIA)
examples of this can be found in the media tab.
COMMUNITY, STAKEHOLDER AND CLIENT ENGAGEMENT
Consultation/management (specifically those affected by the justice system and other areas of Government involvement).
MENTORING (BREAKING THE CYCLE)
Proven experience in providing a culturally responsive, positive, supportive relationship, encouraging young people (involved in or at risk of involvement with child protection/justice systems) to develop to their fullest potential.
RESEARCH AND EVALUATION
Utilising Aboriginal epistemology we provide expert support and guidance for research and evaluation processes.