Culture-Based Correctional Rehabilitative Interventions for Indigenous Offenders

Culture-based interventions can improve participants’ cultural knowledge and sense of identity, and promote positive attitude and behavioural changes. There is not enough evidence to determine the effectiveness of culture-based interventions in reducing re-offending. Further research is needed.

Culture-based interventions are distinct from culturally adapted interventions – culture-based interventions have a primary focus on cultural learning and identity, while culturally adapted interventions are mainstream therapeutic interventions that have been adapted to better address the cultural needs of indigenous participants.

For every 19 offenders receiving treatment, one fewer will be imprisoned.

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