Person

Eileen Baldry

Report

Obstacles to effective support of people released from prison

The findings of this report, in combination with an extensive body of literature, illustrate that addressing reoffending and reimprisonment requires a coordinated whole-of-government approach across justice, community and welfare services, housing and health.
Journal article

Aboriginal mothers in prison in Australia: a study of social, emotional and physical wellbeing

This article argues that the adoption of social and emotional wellbeing as an explanatory framework for culturally secure healthcare in prison is essential to improving health outcomes of Aboriginal mothers in prison in Australia.
Briefing paper

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

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.
Audio

Predictable and preventable

Australian prison populations have exploded in recent years, despite a general decline in many reported crimes; during 2015 at least 65,000 people flowed in and out of jail. Aboriginal people were almost three times more likely to have been in out-of-home care as children. Their...
Briefing paper

Australian Indigenous women’s offending patterns

Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse Research Brief 19 provides new insights into Indigenous women’s offending by examining previously unpublished police and court data for the period 2010-2012. While there are differences across the selected Australian jurisdictions, the authors find that the offences that most often appeared in...