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Law and justice: prevention and early intervention programs for Indigenous youth

Posted on: 8 September, 2014
Issue: Vol 14 No 3, July 2014 – September 2014
Related to Justice Adolescents Offender health

Higgins D, Davis K (2014)
Law and justice: prevention and early intervention programs for Indigenous youth
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and Australian Institute of Family Studies

This report provides information on whether programs providing prevention and early intervention among Indigenous young people are effective in reducing the over-representation of this population in the criminal justice system. It provides detailed information on:

  • population information on Indigenous youth at-risk of offending
  • the current policy framework
  • risk factors
  • types of intervention programs
  • elements of effective service
  • gaps in the evidence.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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