Table of contents

  • Summary
    • What we know
    • What we don’t know
  • Introduction
  • Background
    • Trends in Indigenous imprisonment
    • Need for diversion programs
    • Diversionary programs in Australia
    • Effectiveness of diversionary programs
    • Characteristics of effective diversionary programs
  • Diverting young offenders
    • Young Indigenous offenders
  • Access to and the use of mainstream diversion programs by Indigenous clients
    • Barriers to access
    • Participation and completion
  • Indigenous-specific diversionary programs
    • Effectiveness of Aboriginal courts
    • Effectiveness of Indigenous-specific alcohol and substance use reduction programs
  • Gaps in the evidence base
    • Data gaps
    • Measures and indicators
    • Evaluation designs and methodologies
    • Program attributes
    • Where to from here?
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix A: Mainstream diversionary programs
  • Appendix B: Indigenous-specific diversionary programs
  • Appendix C: Additional relevant material in the Clearinghouse
  • References
    • Acknowledgments
    • Terminology
    • Funding
    • Suggested citation
    • Copyright