Briefing paper

Indigenous people, mental health, cognitive disability and the criminal justice system

31 Aug 2017
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This research brief provides an analysis of available data on the prevalence rates of Indigenous people with mental health disorders and cognitive disability in Australia and outlines the challenges in obtaining accurate data. The brief considers issues facing these groups of Indigenous people in their contact with police, in courts, in custody and post-release, highlighting the lack of appropriate diversionary programs at all stages of this contact. Drawn from available research and evaluations, this brief concludes with key principles and strategies for policy and programming reform in this area.

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ISSN: 
1837-6223
Publication Place: 
Sydney
Series Title: 
Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse Brief
Series Volume/No.: 
22
Language: 
Published year only: 
2017

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