Report into substantiated cases of emotional abuse and neglect against Indigenous children in NSW

Report into substantiated cases of emotional abuse and neglect against Indigenous children in NSW

A Law and Justice Foundation grant to Professor Chris Cunneen (University of Sydney) and Lecturer in Law Terry Libesman (UTS) allowed them to do follow up work to their participation in the 1997 National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from their families. They undertook research into outcomes for Indigenous children who were found to be neglected or emotionally abused, analysing 19996/97 NSW Department of Community Services case files. The report has been the basis of a submission to the Federal legislative inquiry into child protection services as well as forthcoming book chapters and journal articles. The report is available on on the AustLII website.

Debt and legal information for families

The Law and Justice Foundation provided a grant to Community Restorative Centre (CRC) Justice Support to produce a wallet sized card and information brochure that promotes CRC’s free and confidential 1800 telephone legal and financial counselling advice. The aim was to break the avoidable association of incarceration and debt for many imprisoned people and their families.

CRC Justice Support has distributed the resources through its regular prisoner family support programs and through Department of Corrective Services welfare offices. Use of the 1800 telephone service has increased significantly since the launch of the materials. Cards and brochures are available from CRC Justice Support Tel: 9288 8700.

Last Updated on February 29, 2024 by [email protected]