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If we want to reduce crime, we need to break the rules

It’s a simple solution to lock up more people, and rarely are simple solutions the answer to complex problems. We have been told that...

Photo L to R: Kelly-Anne Mackay (Community Data Manager), Vivianne Prince (Project Officer), Kristy Kennedy (Backbone Coordinator).

Welcome to new Maranguka Justice Reinvestment Project team members

We are thrilled to welcome two new staff members to the Maranguka Justice Reinvestment Project team: Kristy Kennedy, our new Backbone Coordinator and Kelly-Anne...


Service sector leaders come together and commit to working differently

 On 3rd June, 52 senior representatives from government, non-profits, philanthropy and the Bourke community came together in Dubbo to consider the role they can play...

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Trialling and testing community-led collaborative justice reinvestment

Having completed the following key milestones during the early implementation phase: data collection and analysis to better understand community needs; establishment of a backbone...

Strategic Plan 2016-2019

New Strategic Plan for Just Reinvest NSW

We recently finalised our Strategic Plan for 2016-2019. To learn more about Just Reinvest NSW and our vision, goals and strategies for the next three...

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Investment of $3.8bn in NSW prisons is a bad investment if our expected return is safer communities

The NSW Government’s plan to invest $3.8 billion in prisons over the next four years is a bad investment according to Just Reinvest NSW,...


Maranguka Justice Reinvestment Project is hiring!

The Maranguka Justice Reinvestment Project is looking to employ a Backbone Coordinator to be based in Bourke. Closing date for applications is Friday 20th...


Men’s Group to mentor young people in Bourke

The Men’s Group in Bourke, established as part of the Maranguka Justice Reinvestment Project, is going from strength to strength. It is currently looking...


Change is easier now than it has been for decades

Our newest Champion, Robert “Bob” Debus AM recently delivered the second Frank Walker Memorial Lecture to the NSW Society of Labor Lawyers. He spoke...