Just Reinvest NSW has released a Policy Platform ahead of the NSW State Election (March 2019).
Our key asks outlined below.
Support community-led solutions to break the cycle of offending and build vibrant futures for children and young people through:
1. Allocating $15 million over 5 years from the corrections budget for three new community-led justice reinvestment initiatives across NSW.
2. Providing $5 million over 5 years from the corrections budget for the establishment of an independent NSW justice reinvestment body overseen by a board with Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Implement reforms to reduce the prison population and shift spending away from building prisons to building safer, stronger communities:
3. Commit to policy and legislative reforms to immediately reduce the prison population in NSW, including those proposed in the Just Reinvest NSW Policy Paper: Smarter Sentencing and Parole Law Reform, as well as adequate resourcing to ensure effective implementation of the sentencing and parole law reforms in the NSW Criminal Justice Reform Package.
4. Report annually on projected and actual costs and savings associated with the implementation of sentencing and parole law reforms and driver disqualification reforms in the NSW Criminal Justice Reform Package.