Journal article

Offending, custody and opioid substitution therapy treatment utilisation among opioid-dependent people in contact with the criminal justice system: comparison of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians

Natasa Gisev, Amy Gibson, Sarah Larney, Jo Kimber, Megan Williams, Anton Clifford, Michael Doyle, Lucy Burns, Tony Butler, Don J Weatherburn, Louisa Degenhardt

BMC Public Health | BMC | Published : 2014


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Awarded by NHMRC Research Fellowships

Funding Acknowledgements

We wish to acknowledge all data custodians for providing access to the datasets used in this study: the NSW Ministry of Health (PHDAS dataset), the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (ROD dataset), and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (NDI dataset). We are grateful for Judy Trevena's work on the initial preparation of the datasets, and also to Pia Salmelainen (NSW Health) for expert advice regarding the PHDAS dataset and Jacqui Fitzgerald (BOCSAR) for advice regarding BOCSAR datasets. The work for this paper was conducted as part of a larger project which has received funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (grant #1005668). This project was also supported by a grant from the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) through the Criminology Research Grants Program. The views expressed are the responsibility of the author and are not necessarily those of the AIC. LD and SL are supported by NHMRC Research Fellowships (#1041742, #1035149). The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of NSW is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Substance Misuse Prevention and Service Improvements Grants Fund.