Citizen advocacy

Citizen advocacy is where a community volunteer advocates for a person with a disability. The relationship between the advocate and protégé (person with disability) is usually sustained for a long period of time. The advocate and protégé are supported by a citizen advocacy organisation.

In Queensland there are two citizen advocacy organisations:

Capricorn Citizen Advocacy (based in Rockhampton) and Sunshine Coast Citizen Advocacy (based in the Maroochydore).