Staying strong on the outside: improving the post-release experience of Indigenous young adults
The rate of imprisonment of Indigenous people in Australia and New Zealand continues to be unacceptably high. Indigenous people are more likely to return to prison than are non-Indigenous people. How can young Indigenous adults be assisted to make a successful transition from prison to the community? What public services and community supports have been shown to contribute to atransition?
This research brief draws on international research to identify current understandings of good practice in prisoner reentry generally. It also considers research from Canada, New Zealand and Australia that addresses issues particular to Indigenous prisoner reentry.