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How Aboriginal women with disabilities are set on a path into the criminal justice system

8.11.15

How Aboriginal women with disabilities are set on a path into the criminal justice system: The Indigenous Australians with Mental Health Disorders and Cognitive Disability in the Criminal Justice System (IAMHDCD) project, which draws on a vast dataset of 2731 people who have been in prison in NSW, shows just how badly the system has failed Aboriginal women. We tracked this group’s contact with police, courts, legal aid,
juvenile justice and adult corrections, government housing, disability,
hospitals and community services. We found that Aboriginal women with
mental and cognitive disabilities were the most disadvantaged of those
in our study, and the situation is worsening.


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