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Justice Reinvestment in Australia

Justice Reinvestment in Katherine, NT

A report on initial community consultations by James Cook University in the development of a Justice Reinvestment Program in Katherine, Northern Territory.

Positive results for Bourke Justice Reinvestment Trial

Sydney Criminal Lawyer’s comments on the early successes of the Maranguka Justice Reinvestment Project in Bourke. There has been a “sharp drop” in reported domestic violence offences among other offences. Justice Reinvestment is ‘breaking the cycle’ by addressing the risk factors involved with offending.

Indigenous Incarceration: Unlock the Facts

Research conducted through PwC’s indigenous consulting revealing statistics on Indigenous incarceration. By using reference to the US Justice Reinvestment case studies, this report appeals to the governments of Australia to consider adopting this fiscally sound model.

Red Cross: Rethinking Justice Vulnerability Report 2016

This report, produced by the Australian Red Cross, discusses the need for Indigenous de-incarceration in Australia. It notes, “While justice reinvestment is already being explored in Australia, a better resourced and more coordinated approach is required across all jurisdictions that have primary responsibility for criminal justice systems.”

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Experience of Law Enforcement and Justice Services

A report by the Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee on their inquiry into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Experiences of Law Enforcement and Justice Services. A report into Justice Reinvestment features in two of the recommendations of this Senate inquiry. The first being that Commonwealth Government contribute to Justice Reinvestment trial sites in each state and territory. The second for greater priority and Government support for Aboriginal led, managed and implemented Justice Reinvestment programs.

Incarceration Rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

This 2017 Australian Law Reform Commission inquiry into incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This report focuses on the problem of over-representation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system. The ALRC has undertaken research and consultations to develop responses to various submissions.

Justice Reinvestment in Bourke

A 2013 briefing paper written by Just Reinvest NSW, the Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT and the Australian Human Rights Commission providing an overview of the Justice Reinvestment project in Bourke, NSW.

Justice Reinvestment: Accountability in Action

A 2013 speech by Mick Gooda on Justice Reinvestment and accountability in action. Presented to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner for the District and County Courts of Australia and New Zealand Conference in 2013.

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