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GIVING KIDS A LIFE
NOT LIFE IN PRISON
#JustKids #JustReinvest

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Welcome to Just Reinvest NSW

#JustKids #JustReinvest

We’re changing the way we look after our children and our communities. Too many of our children, particularly Aboriginal children are languishing behind bars, sometimes for protracted periods.

Justice reinvestment offers a positive alternative. It reduces crime, builds community capacity, and saves taxpayer’s money. Evidence shows when justice reinvestment is implemented, children and young people have more opportunities and get better outcomes.

In NSW, over half the young people in jail are Aboriginal, at a cost of $652 each day. NSW taxpayers currently spend over $237,000 each year on every young person incarcerated, and costs are increasing.

Just Reinvest NSW is calling on the NSW government to implement justice reinvestment as a matter of urgency.

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About Justice Reinvestment

What is
Justice Reinvestment?

In Australia the prison system costs taxpayers $3.7 billion a year. We cannot afford to continue down this path. There’s a better way to invest our resources.

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JR Calculator

Would justice reinvestment benefit your community? Find out how much is being spent on services and incarceration in your local area using the JR Calculator.

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Justice Reinvestment
in Bourke

Australia’s first justice reinvestment trial is happening in Bourke, a small town in north-west NSW.

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