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

Andrew Day, armon Tamatea, lynore geia

Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse | Published : 2019

Abstract

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 Commis..

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