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Justice & community safety in Western Australia: a call for efficient investment in effective outcomes

Posted on: 25 March, 2013
Issue: Vol 13 No 1, January 2013 – March 2013
Related to Social and emotional wellbeing Adolescents Offender health Alcohol use Illicit drug use Western Australia

Western Australian Council of Social Service, Western Australian Association for Mental Health, Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (2013)
Justice & community safety in Western Australia: a call for efficient investment in effective outcomes
Perth, WA: Western Australian Council of Social Service

This report outlines offending and justice issues in Western Australia (WA), and recommends a policy shift to ‘justice reinvestment’, an approach that aims to address the risk factors of crime, crime prevention, and adequate rehabilitation of offenders. This report provides details on:

  • current levels of offending in WA and the economic costs associated with these levels
  • the health and social determinants of offending
  • the role of the community sector
  • barriers to the adoption of a ‘justice reinvestment’ approach in WA
  • the ‘delivering community services in partnership’ policy in WA
  • recommendations.

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