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Research projects

This section provides details and links for research programs and projects into the health and other issues of relevance to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offender population.

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The programs, projects and lessons learned have been rated to the left. The items are listed by title, but you can also select to list them by reach, focus, start date and end date.


Details and links (where available) relating to relevant programs, projects and lessons learned are collected here.

When you click on one of the headings of the table, the list will be sorted according to that heading. For more information about the program, click on the title.

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Title Reach Focus
A comparison of court liaison and court diversion services in Australia for people with mental disorders National
Aboriginal women with dependent children leaving prison project NSW
Building the infrastructure for antiviral treatment of chronic hepatitis C in prisoners across Australia National, NSW
Cannabis withdrawal among Indigenous inmates in north Queensland QLD
Child abuse and neglect: developmental pathways in WA children project WA
Children of prisoners: building resilience in a uniquely vulnerable group ACT
Comparative youth penality project International, NSW, QLD, VIC, WA
Comparing the psychosocial health status of sex and non-sex offenders in NSW prisons NSW
Contested politics of the new justice International, National, QLD
Does traumatic brain injury lead to offending behaviour? NSW, WA
Early intervention in psychosis: exploring the occurrence of psychosis among offenders and extending best clinical practice to an offender population (Improving mental health screening of prisoners) NSW
Enhancing infectious diseases surveillance in prison to reduce the threat of bloodborne viruses and sexually transmissible infections National
Evaluation of Indigenous justice programs National
Exploring justice reinvestment as a theory and research methodology: community development approach NSW
Exploring the pathways to contact with juvenile justice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children: developing a profile of the risk and protective factors to support a strategy for change WA
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: knowledge, attitudes and practice within the West Australian justice system WA
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and the criminal law QLD
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) within the criminal justice sector in Queensland QLD
Fighting, alcohol and offending: interventions targeting Aboriginal girls WA
From Broome to Berrima: building capacity Australia-wide in Indigenous offender health research National
Health care for prisoners: assessing the societal and prisoner perspectives National
Health of the nation outcome scale (HONOS) study NSW
Hepatitis C, prisons and treatment opportunities (HePATO) National
Hit and miss: exploring the health and service needs of ex-prisoners with a history of injecting drug use VIC
Illicit drug reporting system (IDRS) National
Improving the management of youth with Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in the justice system WA
Incident hepatitis C cases in a custodial setting NSW
Indigenous Australians with mental health disorders and cognitive disabilities in the criminal justice system (IAMHDCD) project NSW
Interdisciplinary research on the knowledge, attitudes and practice of Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in the Western Australian court system WA
Investigating factors associated with blood-borne viruses among Indigenous prison entrants National
Investigation into hearing impairment among Indigenous prisoners in the Victorian correctional system VIC
Keeping our mob healthy in and out of prison: exploring prison health in Victoria to improve quality, culturally appropriate health care for Aboriginal people VIC
Koori prisoner mental health and cognitive functioning study VIC
National prison entrant blood borne virus and risk behaviour survey evaluation National
National prison entrants bloodborne virus and risk behaviour survey National
Passports to advantage: health and capacity building as a basis for social integration QLD
Policing implications of illicit drug use in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities NSW
Positive stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders' life post-prison release, and design of health-based intervention QLD
Prison based treatment for alcohol and other related drug use among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people NSW
Project 10% QLD
Reducing impulsivity in repeat-violent offenders using selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor NSW
Reducing offending behaviour in repeat-violent offenders using omega-3 fatty acids: a RCT pilot study National
Sentencing response to defendants with Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder QLD
Sexual health and attitudes of Australian prisoners National
Social and cultural resilience and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal mothers in prison NSW, WA
Social capital of men in prison NSW
Speak out speak strong NSW
Surveillance and treatment of prisoners with hepatitis C (SToP-C) NSW
The Family business: improving the understanding and treatment of post traumatic stress disorder among incarcerated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women National, QLD
The role of cultural factors in the sentencing of Indigenous sex offenders in the Northern Territory NT
The Vulnerable families project: a study of paternal incarceration and family wellbeing QLD
Understanding and working with anger in male Indigenous people in prison settings SA
Understanding Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: a guide for justice professionals WA
Victorian Aboriginal Health Service youth justice project VIC
Views of those with lived experiences of prison, key prison health service personnel and human research ethics committee members on health and medical research involving prisoners - a deliberative approach National
Violence in the lives of Aboriginal mothers in prison: women who use violence NSW, WA
Winunga prison health study ACT
Women and legal aid: identifying disadvantage QLD
Last updated: 19 November 2015
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