This research examines policies and programs relevant to the housing pathways of ex-prisoners with complex support needs in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania, including what benefits result from current housing assistance settings.
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.
This report summarises the findings of a two-year research project designed to develop practical and legal solutions to the problem of persons with cognitive disabilities – and particularly Indigenous people with cognitive disabilities – being found unfit to plead and detained indefinitely in Australia.
This report models the cost-benefits of introducing diversionary programs early in life for people with mental health disorders and cognitive impairment. This report uses New South Wales as the example for discussion as it has the best information on mental health disorders and cognitive impairment...