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Tony Butler

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Changing direction: mental health needs of justice-involved young people in Australia

This report presents findings on the mental health of 465 justice-involved young people. Findings are drawn from a wider survey of the mental, sexual and reproductive health of young people (14–17 years old) in contact with the justice system conducted in Queensland and Western Australia...
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Holistic primary health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners: exploring the role of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations

This research aims to understand current and previous Indigenous offender health services and programs offered by four Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and the experiences, challenges and enablers of delivering these.
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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.
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A systematic review of evaluations of prison‐based alcohol and other drug use behavioural treatment for men

A history of alcohol and other drug (AoD) use is common among men entering prison and often linked to the crime for which they are imprisoned. This is the first systematic review of prison‐based, behavioural AoD treatment programs for more than a decade and the...
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Navigating the political landscape of Australian criminal justice reform: senior policy-makers on alternatives to incarceration

This article reports upon in-depth interviews conducted with five senior criminal justice policy-makers, each of whom was broadly sympathetic to reforming criminal justice policy to achieve the goal of lower incarceration levels.