A range of research studies produced by the Unit have been referenced in Australian and international media, policy submissions and hearings.
Selected media coverage
Submission to the Pan-American Health Organisation (PAHO) Commission on Equity and Health Inequalities in the Americas.
A group of international collaborators with expertise in health in custodial settings, led by the Justice Health Unit, recently prepared a submission to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Commission on Equity and Health Inequalities in the Americas.
An article summarizing the submission was recently published on the Worldwide Prison Health Research & Engagement Network (WEPHREN) website.
The full submission is available to download here.
Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS, 2017
In 2017, stemming from his paper on intellectual disability and patient activation after release from prison (Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 2017, 67(10), 939-956), Jesse Young was invited to give evidence to the Parliament of Australia Joint Standing Committee on the provision of services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition.
Recommendations stemming from Jesse’s research were reflected in the Committee’s final report (Recommendations 22 and 23). These recommendations called for the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to establish a criminal justice unit specialising in the integration of the NDIS with the criminal justice system and clarify what supports are available to people in custody. A copy of the report is available online.
Royal Commission into Northern Territory (NT) child protection and detention
Prof Stuart Kinner appeared before the Royal Commission and provided a formal statement. The final report is available online.