This rapid review evidence check was prepared for the National Suicide Prevention Adviser and the
National Suicide Prevention Taskforce, commissioned through the Suicide Prevention Research
Fund, managed by Suicide Prevention Australia. The research team was provided with three research questions:
1. What role does a current or previous interaction with the criminal justice system play in suicidal behaviour, and how does it interact with other risk factors for suicide?
2. What interventions focussed on people in contact with the criminal justice system are effective in reducing suicidal thoughts and behaviours?
3. What recommendations could be made about interventions that may be most appropriate and feasible within the Australian context?