Public Advocate

Jodie Griffiths Cook

Hi there,

My name is Jodie Griffiths-Cook and I am both the Public Advocate and the Children & Young People Commissioner.

My role as Public Advocate is to protect and promote the rights and interests of anyone in the ACT who is experiencing vulnerability.

This includes advocating and supporting:

  • children, young people and adults in the ACT community whose condition or situation makes them potentially vulnerable to abuse, exploitation or neglect,
  • people living in community as well as those in care arrangements such as in mental health facilities, supported accommodation, children living in out of home care, or people in custody,
  • people experiencing vulnerability whose ability to pursue their own interests is diminished, either temporarily or permanently.

My role also extends to: