Welcome to Just Reinvest NSW
Many people ask, what is justice reinvestment?
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.read more