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Policy & Advocacy

A Justice Reinvestment Framework for NSW

A justice reinvestment approach underpinned by community-led, place-based, data-driven solutions and focused on supporting people before issues arise will deliver better social and economic outcomes for NSW.

We are calling for:

  • A multi-partisan approach to developing and implementing a justice reinvestment framework for NSW
  • Funding to support community-led justice reinvestment initiatives and the establishment of an independent justice reinvestment body to provide on-the-ground support and data for community-led justice reinvestment initiatives
  • Implementation of policy and legislative reforms to reduce the prison population and free up resources for reinvestment in communities.

Pre-Election Policy

NSW 2019 Election Policy Platform

Policy Papers

Just Reinvest NSW Policy Paper #1: Smarter Sentencing & Parole Law Reform

Policy Paper #1: Proposal 1

Policy Paper #1: Proposal 2

Policy Paper #1: Proposal 3




Submission to NSW Legislative Assembly Committee on Law and Safety Inquiry into the Adequacy of Youth Diversionary Programs in NSW


Pre-Budget Submission 2018-2019

Submission to Australian Law Reform Commission Inquiry into Incarceration Rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Submission to NSW Inquiry into the provision of drug rehabilitation services in regional, rural and remote NSW

Submission to Review of Community Legal Centre Services


Submission to the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory

Submission to the Independent Review of Youth Detention

Submission to Inquiry into Indefinite detention of people with cognitive and psychiatric impairment in Australia

Submission to Inquiry into Economic Development in Aboriginal Communities


Submission to Federal Senate Inquiry into access to legal assistance services (2015)

Submission to Federal Inquiry into the value of a justice reinvestment approach to criminal justice in Australia (2013)