Michelle Lensink

Aboriginal Offenders Program

A question put forward to the Hon. CARMEL ZOLLO regarding the Aboriginal Offenders Program.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK: For the years 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2005-06, how many prisoners:

1. Were assessed for the Aboriginal offenders program;

2. Commenced the Aboriginal offenders program; and

3. Completed the Aboriginal offenders program?

The Hon. CARMEL ZOLLO: I am advised that:

The Aboriginal offender programs commenced in 2004-05, therefore only figures for the years 2004-2005 and 2005-06 are provided.

In 2004-2005—

38 prisoners were assessed for the program;

27 prisoners commenced the program; and

24 prisoners completed the program.

In 2005-2006 to date—

45 prisoners were assessed for the program;

29 prisoners commenced the program; and

At the time of preparation of this response, 16 prisoners had completed the program, with some programs yet to conclude.

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