The work of Just Reinvest NSW and the Maranguka Justice Reinvestment project has recently been reported in the following articles:
“Unique community policing sees crime rates plunge in Bourke”, The Guardian, 9th October 2018:
This article discussed the tangible outcomes being delivered by the Maranguka Justice Reinvestment project in Bourke. This includes the following observations sourced through BOCSAR NSW data:
- A 72% reduction in the number of young people charged for driving without a license (236 more people now have their licence);
- A 35% reduction in overall driving offences; and
- A 39% reduction in domestic violence-related assaults.
“Brighter futures for Bourke’s Aboriginal community” and “Bourke acts to keep Aboriginal young people out of prison”, The Australian, 6th October 2018:
These pieces discussed the progress of Justice Reinvestment in Bourke, including its social and fiscal benefits, and potential to be scaled across other communities.
“Revival on the Darling”, Inside Story, 18th September 2018:
This detailed article discussed the collaborative work that is happening in Bourke and the potential for justice reinvestment to be rolled out across other sites.