Call for authors

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

  • Implementation options and evaluation of integrated service model responses to address family violence in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities (Research Brief);
  • Development and effectiveness of local authority models in responding to crime and violence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, with a   priority focus on addressing domestic and family violence. Include a cross jurisdictional analysis of effective local authority models and key ingredients for success (Research Brief and potentially a Current Initiative Paper);
  • Growth in remand and its impact on Indigenous overrepresentation in the criminal justice system (Research Brief and potentially Current Initiatives Paper);
  • Prisoner Through Care (Research Brief);
  • Indigenous people in Australia and New Zealand and the intergenerational effects of incarceration; and
  • Custody Notification Services (Current Initiative Paper).

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.

Interested authors are encouraged to email ijc@justice.nsw.gov.au or call 02 8346 1743 and submit an Expression of Interest by 5pm Thursday 17 November 2017. Indigenous researchers are warmly invited to apply.

Copies of previous IJC publications can be downloaded from the Clearinghouse Publications page.