Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/26636
Title: Improving Aboriginal adult literacy rates: What potential does the ‘Yes, I Can!’ Adult literacy campaign have for reducing offending and improving interactions with the criminal justice system in NSW Aboriginal communities?
Contributor(s): Wise, Jenny  (author)orcid ; Nickson, Ray  (author); Harris, Bridget  (author); Boughton, Bob  (author)orcid ; Beetson, Jack  (author)
Publication Date: 2018-12
Open Access: Yes
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/26636
Open Access Link: http://crg.aic.gov.au/reports/1819/06-1516-FinalReport.pdfOpen Access Link
Abstract: This research addresses the overarching question: What impact has the Literacy for Life Foundation (LFLF) ‘Yes, I Can!’ adult literacy campaign had on Aboriginal members’ encounters with the criminal justice system in the NSW towns of Bourke and Enngonia? ‘Yes, I Can!’ uses a campaign model to raise the adult literacy rate within a community. It was introduced in Wilcannia in 2012, and extended to Bourke and Enngonia Aboriginal communities in 2013–14, running four different times in Bourke and once in Enngonia. The team identified the following research questions: 1. Has the campaign facilitated improved interactions with officials in the justice system? 2. Has participation in the campaign influenced how community members access legal resources and advocacy? 3. Do informants see any change in the frequency of encounters with the justice system following participation in the campaign? 4. Does participation influence how criminal justice officials respond to individual community members?
Publication Type: Research Report For An External Body
Publisher: Criminology Research Advisory Council
Place of Publication: Canberra, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 160201 Causes and Prevention of Crime
180120 Legal Institutions (incl. Courts and Justice Systems)
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 940403 Criminal Justice
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: R1 Contract Report
Series Name: Criminology Research Grants Funded Reports
Series Number : 2018/2019
Extent of Pages: 101
Description: This publication is associated with

Wise, Jenny, Nickson, Ray, Harris, Bridget, Bob, Boughton, & Jack, Beetson (2018) Improving Aboriginal adult literacy rates: What potential does the ‘Yes, I Can!’ Adult literacy campaign have for reducing offending and improving interactions with the criminal justice system in NSW Aboriginal communities? Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra, A.C.T.

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