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    Research and Evaluation Service

    The Research and Evaluation Service (RES), formerly known as the Centre for Health Research in Criminal Justice, supports the Network to continuously improve patient health services by conducting and facilitating high quality research and program evaluation. This provides an evidence base specific to the needs of the Network's patients, staff and practice. The RES is dedicated to the study of prisoner health issues and its work is recognised at a national and international level.

    The RES undertakes research aligned to the Network’s Strategic priorities to provide the evidence base to inform service delivery and planning. The RES conducts two landmark periodic studies: the NSW Inmate Health Surveys of 1996, 2001, 2009 and 2015, and theNSW Young People in Custody Health Surveys of 2003, 2009 and 2015. The information from these surveys has been invaluable to planning and monitoring health services for NSW adults and young people. Additionally, the survey data has supported numerous funding and advocacy initiatives related to improving the health outcomes of our patients.

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    Contact Details

    Research and Evaluation Service (RES)

    Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network

    Long Bay Correctional Complex


    PO Box 150

    Matraville NSW 2036


    P: 9700 3833

    F: 9700 3603