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The HARP study is the world’s
largest prospective cohort study of adults released from prison across two
states (Queensland and Western Australia). A total of 2,701 people were
interviewed within 6 weeks of expected release from prison; survey data were
combined with data from prison medical records and, through retrospective and
prospective data linkage, with a range of state and Commonwealth health data,
and correctional records. The cohort includes >500 women and >1000
Indigenous Australians; more than one in four participants was aged <25
years at baseline.
The overarching aim of the study is to:
WA Department of Justice
University of Melbourne
of Western Australia
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