A positive outcome from the findings of The Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory requires political will and leadership, write Sophie Russell and Chris Cuneen.
We already have the evidence base to address the problems inherent in juvenile detention. What we need is the political will and leadership to implement the solutions, write Melanie Schwartz and Chris Cunneen.
UNSW research shows Australia imprisons thousands of Aboriginal people with mental and cognitive disabilities each year because of a lack of understanding, and a dearth of community-based services and support. This series of articles explores the extent of the problem and potential solutions.
Early intervention and diversion away from the criminal justice system can enable Aboriginal people with mental and cognitive disabilities to live with dignity, write Elizabeth McEntyre, Eileen Baldry,and Ruth McCausland.