Mental health is one of the Australian government's priority health areas. The 'National Youth Mental Health Foundation: headspace' program was established as part of the 2005-2006 "Promoting Better Mental Heath" Federal Budget initiative.
In response to an increase in prisoner population, the South Australian government introduced legislation in February and September 2016 to expand the use of home detention, and funded the implementation of a support service for those subject to home detention.
The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) is leading an evaluation of the operation and effectiveness of six Indigenous drug and alcohol treatment/rehabilitation programs operating in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and the Northern Territory.
This project evaluates New Income Management (NIM) in the Northern Territory. The four year evaluation (2011-2014) will focus on assessing the impact of NIM on families and communities in the Northern Territory.
SPRC is to provide the NSW Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat (AbSec) with an evaluation of the service provision Outputs for the Aboriginal Capacity Building – Out-of-Home Care/Family Preservation Model.
The Camperdown Common Ground Project aims to provide permanent, affordable accommodation and support services to 52 chronically homeless people. The purpose of the evaluation was to assess the Project’s effectiveness in facilitating sustainable housing for this target group.
The City of Sydney requested a quotation to conduct an evaluation of the Complex Needs Coordination Project, which aims to reduce the number of people who are chronically homeless in Inner Sydney. The evaluation assesses the extent to which the Project has met its objectives.
SPRC and researchers from the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (Curtin University ) and the Telethon Kids Institute (University of Western Australia) undertook the second evaluation of headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation.