Welcome to Just Reinvest NSW
In NSW, over half the children in jail are Aboriginal, at a cost of $652 per day.
Just Reinvest NSW aims to convince the NSW government to implement justice reinvestment to reduce the number of Aboriginal children inside our prisons.
Justice reinvestment is a smarter, cost-effective approach to criminal justice being implemented overseas and now in Australia to reduce mass imprisonment and strengthen capacity in local communities. Evidence shows that when justice reinvestment is implemented, less people go to jail meaning more money is available for reinvestment. Justice reinvestment addresses the underlying causes of why crime is occurring to improve outcomes for individuals and communities.
Just Reinvest NSW believes we simply cannot afford to lose another generation of Aboriginal young people. And NSW simply cannot afford to neglect local communities and lock up our children. We must just reinvest – now.