Royal Commission Evaluation Report

The Evaluation Report is a collection of stories about the team that was set up by Relationships Australia, NT, to provide support to people affected by Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory.

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This presentation is a collection of stories about the team that was set up by Relationships Australia, NT, to provide support to people affected by Royal Commission. This presentation has been created to share with young people, families and service providers who were involved in the Royal Commission programs. The purpose of the presentation is to share knowledge with other service providers and organisations working with young people. Furthermore this evaluation will inform funding bodies and those working in policy of priorities and decisions regarding services in this sector. Relationships Australia NT want others to benefit from the outcomes and knowledge gained over the last two years.

Jacqueline Dysart, qualified social worker and researcher, worked with the RA-RC team to carry out this evaluation.

The evaluation of the Relationships Australia Royal Commission program made seven recommendations for providing a strong service for young people in the justice system:

  1. Community Engagement is viewed as an essential, underpinning activity for understanding needs. Time is allocated for yarning
  2. AICA’s and Clinician develop culturally active approaches to mental health in partnership
  3. Outreach services to prisons for 12 – 25year olds
  4. Strong cultural programs carried out by strong cultural leaders
  5. Programs that actively assist young people connect with family
  6. Ongoing activities to support continued engagement with workers
  7. Outside of the Justice and child protection systems
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