17th Reintegration Puzzle Conference

Rydges World Square, Sydney
19th-21st June 2024

Stepping Up

Emma Tufuga

PhD Reseach Candidate
Murdoch University

Decades of experience working in the community and justice sector in New Zealand and Australia. A 2023 WACSAR (Western Australia office of Crime, Statistics and Research) Recipient. Ms Tufuga is a proud born Samoan woman living on Whadjuk Country for the past 13 years. Ms Tufuga has a strong interest and passion in Indigenous history, society and justice, particularly around Aboriginal people, and their involvement with the criminal legal system. Ms Tufuga is currently a PhD Research Candidate at Murdoch University undertaking a research project- exploring the experiences of Aboriginal women post-release in Perth, and currently a Research Officer for the Beyond Violence Program (Trial of a prison-based prevention program designed for Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal women incarcerated for violent offences in WA) at the National Drug Research Institute at Curtin University, Western Australia. In addition to her roles, Ms Tufuga is also involved in several prison and community national research/projects on Indigenous peoples’ experience with the justice system (Stories that matter) and the experiences of violence among Indigenous women with disability in prisons in WA, as part of the Royal Commissions into violence, abuse, neglect, and exploitation Inquiry.

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