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Outreach service to indigenous probationers

Brown, Robert
June 4, 2015

Source: (1999) Paper presented at the Best Practice Interventions in Corrections for Indigenous People Conference convened by the Australian Institute of Criminology in conjunction with Department for Correctional Services SA and held in Adelaide, 13-15 October.

The authors report on an adult probation and parole service in the New South Wales Department of Corrective Services as it seeks to develop services for indigenous people under its supervision, particularly with respect to alcohol and substance abuse. The impetus came from a perception of the nexus between offending and alcohol and substance abuse. The paper describes the program: underlying assumptions of the program; program objectives and methods; and benchmarking criteria with respect to program results.


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