Double Punishment Report – FCA

20 June 2018

On 18 May 2018 Financial Counselling Australia released its report “Double Punishment”, documenting the experiences of financial counsellors and other experts who work with people in prison.

The report highlights some of the issues and barriers that people in prison face financially and the cycle of prison and poverty. The report sets out potential achievable solutions that could go toward breaking down some of these barriers and minimizing the debt spiral. When people receive support, information and advocacy during their jail time to improve their financial literacy and stabilize their debts, it gives them the best chance of successfully reintegrating back into society rather than being economically excluded and further disadvantaged. It’s a win-win for individuals and for society as a whole.

FCA Media Release (18/5/2018)

Double Punishment Report

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