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Recidivism, health and social functioning following release to the community of NSW prisoners with problematic drug use, an evaluation of the Connections Program [ 2016 - 2018 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1109009]

Researchers: Prof Elizabeth Sullivan (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Alex Wang A/Pr Deborah Zador Dr Sungwon Chang Prof Juanita Sherwood

Brief description High rates of return to custody and poor health are experienced by ex-inmates with problematic drug use. This project will evaluate the Connections program, an innovative, statewide program in NSW Adult Correctional Centres providing pre-release assessment and post-release support for patients with problematic drug use. It will determine if patients on the Connections program have lower rates of recidivism and better health outcomes; and if outcomes are different for Aboriginal patients.

Funding Amount $AUD 551,714.66

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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