Where we are up to
Work is underway to carry out a comparative analysis of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women on bail. The purpose is to understand to what extent bail is being utilised, the challenges and gaps and what cultural and gender specific support is needed to avoid women being remanded in custody.
Aboriginal women are vastly over-represented in prison. The bail project will Inform the development and implementation of cultural and gender specific supports for Aboriginal women involved in the correctional system to obtain bail and avoid remand. The research will examine current services on offer and identify any gaps in service provision, before making recommendations on the best approach moving forward.