[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP140100329]
Researchers Prof Eileen Baldry; Dr Leanne Dowse; Dr David Bright; Prof Joseph Graffam; Prof Andrew Day; Dr Jesse Cale; A/Prof Jane McGillivray; Mr Mark Bartlett; Dr Janice Ollerton; Mr David Christian; Ms Sarah Spencer; Dr Anne Martin; Mr Raymond Chavez
Brief description Engaging in meaningful work has been shown to reduce re-offending by ex-prisoners, but few prison releasees internationally or in Australia gain employment, and successful pathways to employment for this group are poorly researched and understood. This study will gather and analyse, for the first time, comparative data from Australian jurisdictions and employment agencies on the relationship between in-prison and post-prison vocational education and employment programs, employment and recidivism. It will identify effective elements, strategies, program and policy directions in offender training and employment. This is a unique partnership amongst key academics in the field, peak national bodies, correctional and employment organisations.
Funding Amount 304221
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects