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Circuit breakers in Bourke

Since the commencement of the Bourke Justice Reinvestment project in April 2014, the community of Bourke has identified a number of circuit breakers that...


Justice reinvestment in Bourke

During 2013, members of the Justice Reinvestment campaign, the Bourke Aboriginal Community Working Party and the Australian Human Rights Commission worked together to develop...


Reconciliation in Parliament

The annual Reconciliation in Parliament forum took place on 28 May 2014. It encouraged parliamentarians to focus on building safer communities through justice reinvestment and a...


Funding for JR in Bourke

After a lot of hard work and knocking on doors, Just Reinvest NSW has been funded for two years to work towards implementing justice...


Justice reinvestment for Australia, from America

Last week, I traveled with Emeritus Prof David Brown to New York and Washington DC to meet with many of the key people involved...

Bourke kids and cop 2015

Western NSW police support trial

A senior policeman is urging the NSW Government to back an independent program aimed at keeping young Aboriginal people out of jail. From ABC...


It makes social sense

Justice reinvestment doesn’t just make financial sense, it makes social sense. Sarah Hopkins is a lawyer at the Aboriginal Legal Service in Redfern and...


A ‘game changer’

Program to tackle indigenous over-representation in jail could be a ‘game changer’. From the SMH: The NSW government and the opposition have backed potentially “game...

boy and prison

Prison is not the answer

Prison is not the answer but perhaps justice reinvestment is. As each week passes, Australia moves ever closer to the unwanted prize for leading...