ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Circles of Support: Towards Indigenous Justice - Prevention, Diversion and Rehabilitation

Publication date: 
July 2008

Although the ACT has the lowest rate of imprisonment of any Australian jurisdiction, and one of the lowest rates of Indigenous imprisonment, Indigenous people are still significantly overrepresented in our justice system.

This report attempts to engage with the reasons for this over-representation, to identify existing mainstream and Indigenous crime prevention and diversion initiatives in the ACT, to highlight gaps in service provision and areas of unmet need and make recommendations for change.