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April 2016

Call for authors on three topics  

It’s that time again – the Clearinghouse is once again calling for authors for its Indigenous justice publication program.
The Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse (IJC) develops and publishes briefs which provide an overview and analysis of key Indigenous justice issues in Australia and New Zealand. In April 2016, the IJC is calling for expressions of interest from experienced researchers who can complete a brief in one of the following areas:

Authors are paid $5,000 for completion of an IJC publication.

IJC publications are 3,000-5,000 words long, and are written in an accessible format for policy makers and those working in the Indigenous justice field. IJC briefs include examples of programs and projects that are working to reduce Indigenous incarceration and keep communities safe.

Interested authors are encouraged to download the Terms of Reference and submit an Expression of Interest by 5pm Friday 13 May 2016. Indigenous researchers are warmly invited to apply.

For more information email ijc@agd.nsw.gov.au or call 02 8346 1743. Copies of previous IJC publications can be downloaded from the Clearinghouse Publications page.

December 2015 – Non-violent offending brief released

IJC Research Brief #20 “Addressing the offending-related needs of non-violent Indigenous offenders” by Dr Kelly Richards has been released. The brief examines the effectiveness of measures that aim to reduce non-violent offending by Indigenous people in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA.
Together with earlier IJC Research Briefs, such as Research Brief #12 “Communities working to reduce family violence”, IJC briefs summarise the lessons from the leading literature and research to identify programs that reduce Indigenous offending.
Download copies of these and other Research Briefs from the IJC publications page or email ijc@justice.nsw.gov.au to order a free hard copy.

Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse Seeking Authors

The Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse (IJC) is inviting expressions of interest from experienced researchers for the preparation of two upcoming publications:

IJC publications are 3,000-5,000 words long, and provide an overview and analysis of key Indigenous justice issues in Australia and New Zealand. IJC publications are written in an accessible format for policy makers and those working in the Indigenous justice field, and include examples of programs that are working to reduce Indigenous incarceration and keep communities safe. Each publication attracts a payment of $5,000.

The IJC is a joint project of the Law, Crime and Community Safety Council and the Australian Institute of Criminology. The IJC is hosted by the NSW Department of Justice in Sydney. The goal of the Clearinghouse is to share knowledge about what works to address Indigenous criminal justice issues. IJC publications are widely distributed to public servants and those working in the Indigenous justice field.

For a full information package email ijc@justice.nsw.gov.au. Indigenous researchers are warmly invited. The closing date for expressions of interest is Friday 9 October 2015.

(September 2015)

September 2015 - Women's Offending Brief launched

The IJC has released Research Brief #19 entitled 'Australian Indigenous Women’s Offending Patterns' by Peta  MacGillivray and Eileen Baldry. Download copies of these and other Research Briefs from the IJC publications page or email ijc@justice.nsw.gov.auto order a free hard copy.

May 2015 – Research Briefs launched

The IJC has released two new Research Briefs: Research Brief #17 entitled ‘Indigenous-specific court initiatives to support Indigenous defendants, victims and witnesses’ by Lorana Bartels and Research Brief #18 entitled ‘The implementation of Indigenous crime and justice policies and programs in Australia: issues and challenges’ by Judy Putt and Jessica Yamaguchi. Download copies of these and other Research Briefs from the IJC publications page or email jc@agd.nsw.gov.au to order a free hard copy.

More publications will be published in June – sign up to the e-list to receive alerts when new publications are released, and for other news including the announcement of research work and calls for expressions of interest for future IJC publications.

Upcoming Publications

In 2015 the Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse will be launching several new publications and new features of the website. Please contact the IJC on 02 8346 1743 for more information or subscribe to the IJC mailing list.