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.
Designing and implementing comprehensive policies based on internationally agreed norms and standards is essential, according to this UNRISD publication. Link available here.
The Age reports that the number of people on remand in Victoria has almost doubled since the Labor government came to power with the annual Corrections spend annual spend rising by more than $300 million since 2013-2014. Link to the article here.
Read about how this analysis demonstrates that specialist support at a crucial point in criminal justice proceedings can greatly improve outcomes for people with intellectual disability, and also provide significant cost savings to government. here.
For a useful analysis of the recent ALRC report, read Elyse Methven’s piece in ‘The Conversation AU’. Link here.
The media release says the report identifies significant failings in youth justice centres, including: • High staff turnover and absenteeism • A breakdown in professional relationships between youth justice staff and young people • Excessive and improper use of isolation … Continue reading →