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Using court data to support planning legal assistance for First Nations people (Data insights in justice)   

, 2021 To enable legal assistance services to appropriately structure available resources and plan most effectively to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the justice system, it is important to understand the extent and nature of the legal needs to be addressed, and where these needs are located. This report presents the findings of a study that explored the possibility of using courts statistics as a proxy indicator of potential demand for legal assistance in criminal court settings across Australian jurisdictions.


Data insights in justice series


To enable legal assistance services to appropriately structure available resources and plan most effectively to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the justice system, it is important to understand the extent and nature of the legal needs to be addressed, and where these needs are located. This report presents the findings of a study that explored the possibility of using courts statistics as a proxy indicator of potential demand for legal assistance in criminal court settings across Australian jurisdictions.

Using court data to support planning legal assistance for First Nations people
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