A Predictable and Preventable Pathway

 Dear ADJC Supporters

 

Please find below a series of links to reports and media about a new report by Professor Eileen Baldry from the University of New South Wales.

 

The Name of the Report: A Predictable and Preventable Path: Aboriginal People with mental and cognitive disabilities in the criminal justice system

 

The Report is the culmination of many hard years of work by Professor Baldry, Associate Professor Leanne Dowse, Elizabeth McEntyre and Ruth McCausland.  The report provides context to the issue of the overrepresentation of Indigenous Australians 

 

https://www.mhdcd.unsw.edu.au/sites/www.mhdcd.unsw.edu.au/files/u18/pdf/a_predictable_and_preventable_

 

There is an accompanying series in the Conversation this week.  Please go to:

 

https://theconversation.com/why-aboriginal-people-with-disabilities-crowd-australias-prisons-48166

 

Finally Jon Stewart Lateline has interviewed Professor Baldry and Dr Mindy Sotiri and Ms Brenda Mitchell from the Community Restorative Centre who are responsible for a programme operating in Broken Hill assisting people transitioning out of detention

 

http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2015/s4344044.htm

 

I recommend all of these links to you

 

Kind Regards

 

Patrick McGee

ADJC Coordinator 

0448 610 105