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GIVING KIDS A LIFE
NOT LIFE IN PRISON
#JustKids #JustReinvest

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Welcome to Just Reinvest NSW

#JustReinvest #JustKids

Many people ask, what is justice reinvestment?

The ABC Four Corners program is answering this question on Monday 19 September when they broadcast BACKING BOURKE – looking at the first major justice reinvestment trial in Australia. Watch it here.

Just Reinvest NSW believes too many of our children, particularly Aboriginal children are languishing behind bars, sometimes for protracted periods. We are promoting justice reinvestment as the way forward.

Justice reinvestment offers a positive alternative. It reduces crime, builds community capacity, and saves taxpayer’s money. Evidence shows when justice reinvestment is implemented, children and young people have more opportunities and get better outcomes.

In NSW, over half the children in jail are Aboriginal. This costs $800 per child per day.

In 2014 NSW taxpayers spent an average of $293,200 on each child in custody, and costs are increasing.

Just Reinvest NSW is calling on the NSW government to implement justice reinvestment as a matter of urgency.

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About Justice Reinvestment

What is
Justice Reinvestment?

In Australia the prison system costs taxpayers $3.7 billion a year. We cannot afford to continue down this path. There’s a better way to invest our resources.

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JR Calculator

Would justice reinvestment benefit your community? Find out how much is being spent on services and incarceration in your local area using the JR Calculator.

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Justice Reinvestment
in Bourke

Australia’s first justice reinvestment trial is happening in Bourke, a small town in north-west NSW.

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