Impact of a community-controlled adult literacy campaign on crime and justice outcomes in remote Australian Aboriginal communities

Using qualitative self-reported and observational evidence combined with a quantitative breakdown of linked administrative justice system data, this before-and-after study demonstrates the beneficial impacts of a First Nations community-controlled adult literacy campaign in six rural and remote communities in New South Wales, Australia. The most significant quantitative finding is a 50 per cent reduction in reported serious offences in a sample of 162 campaign participants. Qualitative data from interviews found an increased use of legal assistance services following the campaign. These findin ... Show more

Authors: Beetson, Jack; Anderson, Pat; Lin, Sophia; Williamson, Frances ... [+] Show more

Published: [Brisbane, Queensland], [Queensland University of Technology Centre for Justice], 2022

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