Court project to help people with a cognitive impairment in NSW

In December, the NSW Government launched a pilot diversion program to help people with a cognitive impairment charged with low-level offences access services that address the underlying causes of their offending behavior. For further information about the program, click here.

Could Victoria follow Norway’s lead on prisoner rehabilitation?

Emma Ryan in Deakin News says Norway and other Scandinavian countries such as Sweden, focus heavily on rehabilitating prisoners, rather than punishing them further. This is not the case in Australia, although she does refer to some potential developments happening here.