Reducing adult reoffending, NSW Parliamentary Research Service Briefing Paper No 2/2015


This report examines a range of NSW Government programs aimed at reducing adult reoffending, including programs specifically targeting Aboriginal offenders. These include court-based interventions, alternative custodial sentencing options, prison and community-based rehabilitation programs, and post-release support. The programs that have been shown to be effective in reducing reoffending are the MERIT program, the NSW Court Liaison Service, and the Drug Court program. Suggestions for reform to current government approaches are canvased in brief.

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