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Temeka Leonard

Temeka is 18 years old and was born in Blacktown. She is the second youngest of 5 children but has an enormous extended family that she grew up with. She has spent her whole life in the Mt Druitt area of Sydney but has family connections to both the Wongkumara and Kamilaroi nations.

Through her first 18 years of life she has seen first hand the effects that both the out-of-home-care and criminal justice system have had on her mob. Temeka and her siblings were removed…


Andrew Morgan Jackomos PSM

Andrew is a proud Yorta Yorta/Gunditjmara man and was appointed in July 2013 as the inaugural Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People in Victoria.

As Commissioner, Andrew is responsible for advocating for and overseeing the provision of state government services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, particularly the most vulnerable in the areas of child protection, youth justice and homelessness.

Andrew has recently completed two landmark inquiries ‘Always was Always will be Koori children’ a land mark inquiry into…


Josh Roxburgh

Josh Roxburgh is a Wiradjuri man, born in Sydney but grew up in Tweed Heads Northern NSW. Josh has been working in the health field for 14 years, in both public hospital service and most recently Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations. Josh has completed a Masters in Health Service Management and is currently the Manager of Public Health and Community Relations at the Aboriginal Medical Service Redfern. Josh has knowledge and experience working in Public Health Administration, Drug and…


Teela Reid

Teela is a proud Wiradjuri and Wailwan woman who grew up in Gilgandra western NSW. Teela is passionate about raising awareness of the fact Indigenous incarceration has virtually doubled in the past 10-15 years, yet Indigenous offending has decreased. “I am especially concerned about the soaring rate at which Indigenous women are incarcerated. Indigenous women are the most rapidly incarcerated cohort in Australia, accounting for less than 2% of the population and over 30% of the prison population and 34 times more likely to be incarcerated…

Ken Marslew

Ken Marslew AM

Ken B Marslew AM is a champion of Just Reinvest NSW.

He is the CEO and Founder of Enough is Enough Anti Violence Movement Inc. and a dedicated Victims Advocate.

Ken posed the question “What can we do to stop people from becoming Victims in the first place?” This led to his work with youth at risk as an early intervention strategy, then on into prisons.

The organisation Enough is Enough works with both victims and offenders which gives a…


Marcia Ella Duncan

Marcia Ella Duncan is a descendant of the Yuin nation. She is a Champion of Just Reinvest NSW and the Chair of the La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Council. Ms Duncan was the first Indigenous scholarship holder at the Australian Institute of Sport and the first Indigenous woman to play international netball for Australia. She has a long history of involvement in Aboriginal affairs in areas such as criminal justice, community development and land management, with a particular passion for family…


Kobie Duncan

Kobie Duncan is a Youth Ambassador for Just Reinvest NSW.

Kobie is 18 years old and was born and raised in Maroubra, Sydney. Kobie’s mob is the Yuin Nation from the South coast and Gamilaroi people from Moree. He has been involved with Weave Youth and Community Services through the Kool Kids Club Program since he was in primary school and is currently still connected to support through Weave. Kobie believes that justice reinvestment is important to provide…

kaleesha morris

Kaleesha Morris

Kaleesha Morris is a proud Gumbaynggirr and Kulkalgal woman who born and raised on her mother’s country in the Clarence Valley by the Northern Rivers of NSW. Kalessha is a Youth Ambassador for Just Reinvest NSW. “I often try to raise special awareness of the tragic Aboriginal suicide rates in Australia,” says Kaleesha, “as well as the increasing incarceration rates of our people, both realities of which are unacceptable in Australia. I am a youth ambassador for Just Reinvest NSW, an…


Mick Gooda

Mick Gooda is a descendent of the Gangulu people, the current Social Justice Commissioner and a long term Champion of Just Reinvest NSW. “Putting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in detention centres and prisons should be the option of last resort,” says Mr Gooda. “We’d do far better if we put our resources and political will into trying proven alternatives like justice reinvestment. If we’re serious about closing the gap in life outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people we have…

Sarah Hopkins

Sarah Hopkins

Sarah Hopkins is Chair of the Just Reinvest NSW and the Managing Solicitor of Justice Projects at the Aboriginal Legal Service ACT/NSW. She is an accredited specialist in criminal law and has lectured in criminal law at the University of NSW.

Sarah has been working with the Bourke community since 2012 and is Project Director of the Maranguka Justice Reinvestment Project in Bourke, which was the recipient of the 2015 National Rural Law and Justice Award.

Sarah is a member of…