|Author||Closing the Gap Clearinghouse|
|Source/Publisher||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare; Australian Institute of Family Studies|
|Subjects||Criminal justice system|
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are vastly over-represented in the Australian juvenile and criminal justice systems, with a high cost through exposure to the harsh prison environment, marginalisation, and poor health and employment outcomes. Though contact with the justice system can be reduced through diversion programs, Indigenous Australians have shown low participation and completion rates of such programs. This resource sheet reviews the evidence on the functioning and effectiveness of various diversionary programs to assess what works – and what doesn’t – in helping divert people away from the justice system. (Introduction, edited).
The copyright for this report belongs to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Enquiries relating to copyright should be addressed to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. As stated in the body of the resource: This product, excluding the AIHW logo, Commonwealth Coat of Arms and any material owned by a third party or protected by a trademark, has been released under a Creative Commons BY 3.0 (CC BY 3.0) licence. Excluded material owned by third parties may include, for example, design and layout, images obtained under licence from third parties and signatures. We have made all reasonable efforts to identify and label material owned by third parties. You may distribute, remix and build upon this work. However, you must attribute the AIHW as the copyright holder of the work in compliance with our attribution policy available at . The full terms and conditions of this licence are available at .