We set up Just Reinvest NSW – a not for profit organisation involving twenty or so organisations actively engaged in driving awareness about justice reinvestment – in 2012.
We then helped build the framework for one of the first justice reinvestment trials in Australia occurring in Bourke NSW, driven by the local Aboriginal community through a collective impact approach.
In 2015 we are asking all sides of government to think differently, consider our justice reinvestment policy document as a roadmap for the way forward, and then act differently.
Justice reinvestment is about investing in and building safer communities, not more prisons.
The former Governor of New South Wales, Professor the Hon Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO, Australian of the Year, Brownlow Medallist and AFL star Adam Goodes, acting legend Jack Thompson, retired High Court Justice, The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG, and the highly respected Nicholas Cowdery AM QC, former NSW Director of Public Prosecutions, are just some of the many people supporting Just Reinvest NSW.