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Australian Law Reform Commission inquiry into Indigenous incarceration – consultation on draft terms of reference
The Indigenous Issues, Criminal Law and Children’s Legal Issues Committees made a joint submission to the Law Council of Australia on the draft terms of reference for the Australian Law Reform Commission’s (ALRC) inquiry into Indigenous incarceration. The Committees submitted that a review of the current health services, especially for mental health and drug and alcohol issues, should be undertaken alongside the ALRC inquiry. This would enable policy-makers to understand the full picture in relation to the availability of diversionary options and alternatives to imprisonment, as well as the availability of programs in prisons.
The Committees submitted that the ALRC inquiry should include a review of the availability of Indigenous services providers and/or culturally appropriate services. The Committees also noted that justice reinvestment initiatives should be specifically included in the terms of reference. Finally, the Committees submitted that the terms of reference should include an investigation of the cultural competence of agencies in the criminal justice system.