Telling life stories: Exploring the connection between trauma and incarceration for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

Telling life stories: Exploring the connection between trauma and incarceration for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

20 February 2020

This report explores the lives of 12 Aboriginal women who were incarcerated for alleged violent offences in Central Australia.

This report has been published by Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS).

It engaged Aboriginal women who were or had been incarcerated for alleged violent offences to tell their stories, exploring the ways that trauma contributes to offending and incarceration.

Among its findings, the report demonstrates the need for services that can effectively respond to the trauma of women’s lives and prevent future incarceration. 

The full report, 'Kungas' trauma experiences and effects on behaviour in Central Australia', is also available.

Access the reports via the ANROWS website.

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