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08 October 2019

Accessibility of evidence‐based parenting programs in the community: Parents who are involved in the Criminal Justice System encounter barriers to program access

This research examined the accessibility, uptake, and effectiveness of parenting interventions that are available to Criminal Justice System (CJS)‐involved parents in Australian communities. The study found that efficacious parenting interventions are reaching too few CJS‐involved parents in the community. The available parenting programs and services are underutilised by CJS‐involved parents because of barriers to service use such as accessibility, and the  costs for some evidence‐based services.