NSW Attorney General's Department

The Lismore Magistrates Early Referral into Treatment (MERIT) Pilot Program, a pre-plea early court intervention, was planned by the NSW Government in response to recommendations from the Drug Summit held […]

The NSW Attorney General’s Department has undertaken a statutory review of the Young Offenders Act 1997(NSW), which is required to be reviewed every three years. This report brings together the […]

The rate of imprisonment of Indigenous people in Australia and New Zealand continues to be unacceptably high. Indigenous people are more likely to return to prison than are non-Indigenous people. […]

Authors: Cunneen, Chris

This report provides an overview of the impact of different kinds of crime prevention programs on Aboriginal communities throughout Australia. The report discusses crime levels in Indigenous communities; major crime […]