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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.
Report

Shared responsibility agreements

Ruth McCausland examines shared responsibility agreements and considers whether in practice they are practical reconciliation or paternalistic rhetoric in the Indigenous Law Bulletin.
Report

Unfitness to plead and indefinite detention of persons with cognitive disabilities

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.
Report

Exiting prison with complex support needs: the role of housing assistance

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.
Journal article

Indigenous community-led programs to address food and water security: protocol for a systematic review

This article seeks to provide insights on models and mechanisms to encourage action and metrics for quantifying success of Indigenous community-led programs to improve food and water security.
Report

Lifecourse institutional costs of homelessness for vulnerable groups, 2012

There is a lack of empirical research in Australia examining the lifecourse institutional costs associated with vulnerable people who are homeless. The study presented here has developed pathway costings using the Mental Health and Cognitive Disability in the Criminal Justice System (MHDCD) Dataset that contains...
Report

People with mental health disorders and cognitive impairment in the criminal justice system: cost-benefit analysis of early support and diversion

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...