Person

Jessica A. Heerde

ORCID:
0000-0002-5597-019X
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Prevent crime and save money: Return-on-investment models in Australia

Finding effective ways to prevent crime is important. This project was designed to demonstrate the feasibility of combining data from a 12-year Australian longitudinal study with prevention strategy investment data, to estimate potential returns, including a reduction in intimate partner violence and prison entry.
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Positive associations between school suspension and student problem behaviour: recent Australian findings

This paper discusses the implications for policy development around the management of student misbehaviour and conduct breaches.
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Strengthening prevention and early intervention services for families into the future

This report argues for coordinated strategies to increase family-based prevention and early intervention services in Australia. Existing policies do not seek to involve the family and relationship sector in prevention and early intervention, but there is potential for cost effectiveness and efficiency if government invests...
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Our safety counts: children and young people’s perceptions of safety and institutional responses to their safety concerns

Over the past three years, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has explored the extent to which children and young people have been exposed to child sexual abuse, and considered some of the reasons why institutions have failed to actively prevent...