Towards effective throughcare approaches for Indigenous people leaving prison in Australia and New Zealand

Day, Andrew, Geia, Lynore, and Tamatea, Armon (2019) Towards effective throughcare approaches for Indigenous people leaving prison in Australia and New Zealand. Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse, Research Brief 25.

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Abstract

[Extract] In 2018, the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Inquiry into the Incarceration Rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples concluded that a cycle of reoffending can result for those prisoners who are released from prison without support to transition into the community. It noted that incarceration leads to significant disruption in a person’s life that can include the loss of employment, housing, relationships and social support (see also Abbott et al. 2017) and identified the need for throughcare programs to be made more readily available (ALRC 2018). Although a large number of organisations, both government and non-government, now provide these programs, submissions to the Commission only identified a small number of programs that had been developed specifically for Indigenous prisoners – and these were diverse in terms of both the scope and the types of service that were offered. The purpose of this Brief is to consider the current status of throughcare programs in both Australia and New Zealand and to identify some key issues going forward.

Item ID: 61390
Item Type: Article (Scholarly Work)
ISSN: 1837-6223
Copyright Information: © 2018 Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse.
Funders: Australian Institute of Criminology
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2022 01:15
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1602 Criminology > 160202 Correctional Theory, Offender Treatment and Rehabilitation @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9402 Government and Politics > 940204 Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis @ 100%
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