Open Letter Covid-19 and Protection of Young People in Prisons

24 August 2020 The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services. Open Letter COVID-19 and Protection of Young People in Prisons. MEDIA RELEASE: LEGAL SECTOR SIGN ON TO OPEN LETTER CALLING FOR URGENT RELEASE OF PEOPLE FROM ADULT AND YOUTH PRISONS AS COVID-19 SPREADS RAPIDLY IN PRISONS As positive COVID cases in prisons and youth detention centres escalate in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales, there’s an urgent need for Government action to protect adults and young people in prison. For the third time hundreds of legal sector professionals and organisations have signed an open letter calling for Australian governments to release people from adult and youth prisons. Signatures by over 400 legal experts and justice advocates reflect [...]

Manual of Resources in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention

15 July 2020 Manual of Resources in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention. The Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention (CBPATSISP) is developing the online Manual of Resources in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention. The Manual will bring together existing and new resources into an integrated toolkit to support Indigenous community members, front-line workers, clinicians and funding organisations in preventing suicide among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The Manual will focus is on short, accessible resources that offer practical guidance about the steps people can take in a wide range of circumstances. It will address all aspects of suicide prevention, from building resilience and wellbeing to crisis response, and [...]