KPMG Impact Assessment
On 27 November 2018, we launched the KPMG Impact Assessment of the Maranguka Justice Reinvestment Project.
Key findings of the report included improvements in:
- Family strength: 23% reduction in police recorded incidence of domestic violence and comparable drops in rates of re-offending
- Youth development: 31% increase in year 12 student retention rates and a 38% reduction in charges across the top five juvenile offence categories
- Adult empowerment: 14% reduction in bail breaches and a 42% reduction in days spent in custody.
As a result of these achievements, and achievements in other areas, KPMG estimated an economic impact of $3.1 million in 2017 – and if just half of the results achieved in 2017 continued, an additional impact of $7 million.
Of this, approximately two thirds relate to impact to the justice system and one third is broader economic impact to the region.