Post-release family and community support for African-Australians in Victoria

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]

Project Report

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.

Download: Download the Research Report (PDF)

Download: Download the Executive Summary (PDF)

For information about this project, please contact:

Dr Gerald Onsando
School of Social and Political Sciences
Faculty of Arts
Phone: +61 3 8344 5394
Email: g.onsando@unimelb.edu.au
@onsando