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.
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.