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 →
This report examines the concepts and approaches behind justice reinvestment and how it might best be applied in Australia. It shows that justice reinvestment offers substantial potential to improve justice system outcomes. Link here.
Understanding the wider costs associated with different sentence options by calculating the total net cost of pathways through imprisonment and community corrections in Victoria, taking into account a range of direct and indirect costs. Link here:
Some tips from Dr George Argyrous, part of ANZSOG’s Evidence and Evaluation Hub. Link here.
This Clinks report ‘summarises learning from the project and outlines how it can be applied – and the outcomes achieved replicated – in order to deliver safer and more rehabilitative prisons’. Access the report here.