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Nov 15

Predictable & Preventable: Aboriginal People with Cognitive Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System

Below is a case study taken from ‘A predictable and preventable path: Aboriginal people with mental and cognitive disabilities in the criminal justice system’ – a new report by Eileen Baldry, Ruth McCausland, Leanne Dowse and Elizabeth McEntyre from UNSW. Michael is an Indigenous man in his mid-20s. He was diagnosed as a child as … Continue reading Predictable & Preventable: Aboriginal People with Cognitive Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System

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Sep 15

People with Mental Health, Cognitive Disability & Complex Support Needs: Breaking the Prison Cycle

Some of the major but largely hidden issues facing those being released from prison are the difficulties people with mental and cognitive disabilities have to deal with when establishing themselves successfully in the community. Across Australia around 60,000 people (sentenced and unsentenced) are released from prison annually. Although data on this area is poor, it … Continue reading People with Mental Health, Cognitive Disability & Complex Support Needs: Breaking the Prison Cycle