handcuffed prisoner is escorted by a guard

Most people leaving prison face an uphill battle navigating services focused on individual failures and punitive responses.

A wire fence with barbed wire on top

Finding stable housing is one of the biggest challenges facing prison leavers. Access to public housing flattens the curve on recidivism.


Vocation and education training plays big role in reducing recidivism rates according to new research. 


Proposed changes to Victoria's drug laws and policies have potential but fall short in some key areas.


The ACT's Extended Throughcare Pilot Program is helping reduce recidivism rates and crime in the community, a UNSW evaluation has found.


A UNSW research trial to examine if e-cigarettes can help smokers quit and a world-first treatment for teenagers with PTSD and substance abuse are among projects to receive major backing in the latest NHMRC funding round.


A study by US and UNSW researchers has found prisoners forced to withdraw from methadone are less likely to seek community treatment.