Research & Resources

Children & Families of Offenders

Prisoner’s Kids: The Invisible Victims of Crime – NOVA Smart Solutions (July 2016)

Hidden Consequences: The Impact of Incarceration on Dependent Children – National Institute of Justice (Mar 2017)
Children of incarcerated parents face profound and complex threats to their emotional, physical, educational and financial well-being.”

Children of prisoners six times more likely to end up in jail – ABC News (Feb 2017)

Second Chances SA on ABC News (Video) – ABC News (Feb 2017)

The Australian children 24 times more likely to face jail than their peers – Sydney Morning Herald (April 2015)
“Indigenous children and teenagers are 24 times more likely to be incarcerated than their non-Indigenous peers.”

Prisoners and their families – Australian Institute of Family Studies

Dropping Off the Edge – Jesuit Social Services & Catholic Social Services Australia (2015)

After Years of Visiting My Dad in Prison, We Are Now Friends – Buzzfeed (Oct 2015)

Improving outcomes for a child with a parent in prison – Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit NZ (June 2015)

Research to Practice: Children with Parents in Prison – Australian National University (Dec 2013)

Families of prisoners: Literature review on issues and difficulties – Department of Family and Community Services (2003)
“It appears that an indirect effect of the justice system is to foster intergenerational offending. It was found in the United States that imprisoning a parent increases the likelihood of their children becoming incarcerated by up to six times.”

Youth Justice

The faulty child welfare system is the real issue behind our youth justice crisis – The Conversation (Feb 2017)

Youth Justice – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2016)

Prisons & Incarceration

Less Incarceration, Less Crime – The Pew Charitable Trust (March 2017)

Why we must reduce the prison population rather than build new prisons – The Conversation (Feb 2017)

Prisoners in Australia – Australian Bureau of Statistics (Dec 2016)

Is the prison system just a revolving door? – ABC News (Aug 2016) 

From expected re-offender to trusted neighbour: why we should rethink our prisons – The Conversation (Aug 2016)

The Effects of Prison Visitation on Offender Recidivism – Criminal Justice Policy Review (Dec 2011)

Imprisonment and prisoner re-entry in Australia – Mark Halsey, Dialectical Anthropology

Assembling Recidivism: The Promise and Contingencies of Post-Release Life – Mark Halsey, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology (2007)

Community Mentoring

Women prisoners avoid re-offending with help of mentoring program– ABC News (Mar 2017)

Mentoring Scheme reduces reoffending – Ministry of Justice UK (2013)

St Giles Trust’s Through the Gates: An analysis of economic impact – Pro Bono Economics & Frontier Economics (2009)

The Influence of Mentoring on Re-offending – Swedish Council for Crime Prevention (2008)

Mentoring Ex-Prisoners: A Guide for Prisoner Reentry Programs – U.S. Department of Labor (2007)

South Australian Prisons

Department for Correctional Services – Government of South Australia

SA Prisons – Government of South Australia

Opposition correctional correctional services spokesman warns prison crowding will worsen – The Advertiser (Feb 2017)