A new report from JSS which raises concerns regarding the welfare and treatment of young adults in Victorian prisons, and questions whether these standards are being met. Access the report here.
AIC study in three Indigenous communities in Western Australia developing diversionary strategies for young people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
Findings and policy messages from an evaluation of Moving Forward: Making Changes an intensive group-based treatment programme for sex offenders in Scotland. Link here
A recently released report from the NSW government which identifies key behavioural drivers and barriers for engaging in voluntary, behaviour-based programs is available here.
In this study, the ‘most commonly reported barriers assessed quantitatively were items related to Absence of Problem: “I do not think I have a problem with drugs” (42.8%), Privacy Concerns: “I do not like to talk about my personal life … Continue reading →
The Law Council of Australia has delivered its final report on its national, comprehensive review into the state of access to justice in Australia for people experiencing significant disadvantage. It makes specific recommendations in relation to people in prison and detention, people with … Continue reading →
Experts discuss the merits of electronic monitoring devices in the criminal justice system here.
A new text bringing 40 contributors from 10 countries to review illicit drug. It considers evidence-based responses to harms – both in prison and after return to the community – and discuss their implications for policy reform. Access a review … Continue reading →
“What is needed is an integrated system of support that brings together employment, housing, disability services, drug and alcohol treatment, mental and general health care, education, vocational training, and generic social services in a unified effort to support the lifestyle … Continue reading →
This guide focuses on how prison staff can promote and protect mental health and well-being. It is based on a human rights-based and holistic approach, as required by the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (the Nelson Mandela Rules). … Continue reading →