Leaving rehab: enhancing transitions into stable housing

This research presents policy and practice recommendations to enhance the coordination of housing, health and social care supports for individuals leaving residential treatment for mental health or substance use problems.
Journal article

Sharing stories of lived experience: a qualitative analysis of the intersection of experiences between storytellers with acquired brain injury and storytelling facilitators

While interest in storytelling in brain injury rehabilitation is increasing, little attention has been directed to the interpersonal relationships experienced through storytelling. As part of a larger study exploring narrative storytelling, this paper reports on the intersection of experiences between those sharing their story and...

Ravenhall prison: rehabilitating and reintegrating prisoners

This audit examines if Corrections Victoria and GEO Group have developed best practice prisoner management at Ravenhall to rehabilitate offenders and reduce recidivism. It also assesses if there are effective performance and evaluation frameworks in place to measure these outcomes.

Design guide for small-scale local facilities

This design guide outlines a scheme for a new architectural model for youth justice facilities in Victoria. It aims to make good design principles concrete, so that the designs of future facilities might have the benefit of a best-practice evidence base.

Options for greater involvement by private sector life insurers in worker rehabilitation

This inquiry was initiated to examine options for greater involvement by private sector life insurers in worker rehabilitation, including support after return to work, with particular reference to the interaction of Income Protection (IP) insurance and Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) insurance with State, Territory...

The forgotten victims: prisoner experience of victimisation and engagement with the criminal justice system

Many women in prison have experienced intimate partner violence. As this form of violence is often intergenerational and entrenched, women in prison are widely considered to be at particular risk of ongoing victimisation following release. And yet, with support needs often unrecognised, it is likely...
Policy report

The forgotten victims: prisoner experience of victimisation and engagement with the criminal justice system - key findings and future directions

This research focuses on women in prison who have concerns about their personal safety post-release. The aim of this research is to understand the factors that influence these women to seek help, and how this might inform service responses.

Understanding clients, treatment models and evaluation options for the NSW Aboriginal Residential Healing Drug and Alcohol Network (NARHDAN): a community based participatory research approach

This report details the processes and outcomes of working with six Aboriginal residential rehabilitation services in NSW to develop a standardised assessment tool, define their core treatment and organisational components, and develop an evaluation framework that could be used to evaluate individual treatment components.

Update on Indonesian pro-ISIS prisoners and deradicalisation efforts

Introduction Prison authorities in Indonesia have had a few small successes in managing extremist prisoners, but overall, structural problems of the prison system and inadequate staff continue to defeat efforts at deradicalisation, disengagement and rehabilitation. Despite much donor funding aimed at improving prison management and...

Beyond the prison gate: reoffending and reintegration in Aotearoa New Zealand

This report seeks to provide a 10-year update of what it could mean for New Zealand’s criminal justice system to look Beyond the Prison Gate. It is released on the cusp of 2017, a year of particular significance because it marks the deadline for the...

Prison rehabilitation performance table: Q4 2015/16 performance grade for the 12 months to June 2016

Prison Performance Tables provide a quarterly grading of the performance of all prisons within the Corrections network in New Zealand. A number of factors are used in this analysis, and results are weighted to account for the particular composition of prisoners and facilities at each...
Audio podcast

Understanding terrorism in Indonesia, with Noor Huda Ismail

Noor Huda Ismail discusses the evolution of terrorism in Indonesia and his involvement in rehabilitation efforts. Overview For this episode of Sub Rosa podcast, Andrew spoke to Noor Huda Ismail, an Indonesian author, film-maker, activist, and PhD candidate. Huda set up several non-government rehabilitation programs...

Study in prison reduces recidivism and welfare dependence: a case study from Western Australia 2005–2010

Describes the effectiveness of correctional education in improving post-release outcomes Abstract Using a longitudinal dataset of prisoners in Western Australia, this paper describes the effectiveness of correctional education in improving post-release outcomes. The report shows that the more classes completed by prisoners the lower the...
Literature review

Evidence check: Amputee care standards

This is a literature review available standards or guidelines for the management of children or adults with amputation, and summarises the peer-reviewed literature on post-operative dressings.
Literature review

Evidence check: Principles of public health interventions to support injury recovery and return to productivity

This review examined the evidence for the effectiveness for public health interventions and identified principles and strategies which could be used in public health interventions for injured people. The review found evidence that self-efficacy and/or goal setting are potentially effective approaches that could be incorporated...

ARATA’s response to the NDIA’s assistive technology discussion paper

The Australian Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Association (ARATA) responds to the NDIA’s AT Discussion Paper, and advocates that roles for all stakeholders must be considered.
Discussion paper

Towards solutions for assistive technology

This document is primarily focused on the Assistive Technology solutions derived from aids and equipment. Home and vehicle modifications and prosthetics have not yet been explored in the same level of detail and will be subject of further work.
Discussion paper

Investigation into the rehabilitation and reintegration of prisoners in Victoria: discussion paper

The issues in this paper are not new either to Corrections Victoria or to the other agencies involved, and many are, to varying degrees, already being addressed.

Monitoring pulmonary rehabilitation and long-term oxygen therapy for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

This report outlines a proposed approach to monitoring access to, and utilisation of, pulmonary rehabilitation and long term oxygen therapy, by capitalising on existing data sources and identifying data development opportunities. Summary Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of death and disability...

The rehab archipelago: Forced labor and other abuses in drug detention centers in southern Vietnam

Arrested drug users in Vietnam are forced to labour in camps for no little or no pay and are often victims of torture and voilence, according to a Human Rights Watch report. People detained by the police in Vietnam for using drugs are held without...