Investigating the post-release support needs of African-Australians who have been imprisoned in Victoria
The number of African-Australians in contact with the Victorian justice system has been increasing in the last five years. However, little is known about the imprisonment experiences and post-release reintegration needs and resettlement outcomes of this cohort.
Using a social ecological framework, this project explores the role of family (immediate environment) and community (wider sociocultural context) supports for African Australians with lived experiences of previously being incarcerated in a Victorian correctional facility.
Dr Gerald Onsando [School of Social and Political Sciences]
Dr Diana Johns [School of Social and Political Sciences]
Professor Karen Farquharson [School of Social and Political Sciences]
Dr Greg Armstrong [School of Population and Global Health]
The Reintegration and Resettlement of African Australians Released from Prison: Towards an Ubuntu Framework of Support report will be officially launched on Friday 13 March as part of the Borders, Identities and Belonging in a Cosmopolitan Society Conference.
For information about this project, please contact: