• search

About Us

History

Just Reinvest NSW was formed because a small group of people were very concerned about the significant number of Aboriginal children and young people being locked up.

They formed a coalition and since May 2012, have been working hard to let people know about justice reinvestment and why it should become policy in NSW.

In 2013 they formed Just Reinvest NSW as an independent, non-profit, membership-based, incorporated association, with one paid part-time employee. Just Reinvest NSW is auspiced by Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Ltd who funds a second position.

In 2013 Just Reinvest NSW began working with the Bourke community  in north-west NSW on the first major justice reinvestment trial in Australia, the Maranguka Justice Reinvestment Project. Four positions based in Bourke are assisted by the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation, the Dusseldorp Forum, Cages Foundation, St Vincent de Paul Society Foundation and the Cameron Foundation.

There are now more than 20 organisations actively engaged in Just Reinvest NSW as members or sponsors, with additional individuals and organisations providing in-kind or volunteer support.

How we fit together

Just Reinvest NSW is governed by an Executive Committee and a Strategic Directions Committee. The Strategic Directions Committee is comprised of representatives from our member organisations. The Executive Committee is elected by our members at each AGM.

Executive Committee

Staff

Just Reinvest NSW

Maranguka Justice Reinvestment Project

  • Alistair Ferguson, Executive Director
  • Vivianne Prince, Project Officer
  • Kristy Kennedy, Backbone Coordinator
  • Skye Bullen, Community Data Manager (part-time)

Sponsors

We are very grateful to the following sponsors.

Youth AmbassadorsJR Youth Ambassadors

 Champions

Our champions help spread the word about justice reinvestment.

 Supporters

Our supporters help quietly in the background.

  • Mr Adam Goodes
  • Mr Alan Cameron AM
  • Mr Lindon Coombes
  • Mr Graham West
  • Dr Chris Sarra
  • Mr Peter Stapleton
  • Mr Jack Thompson
  • Kate Aubrey-Poiner
  • Claerwen Little
  • Garner Clancey

Members

A current list of members, not including individual members.

  • Aboriginal Education Council (NSW) Inc
  • Amnesty International
  • ANTaR
  • Ashurst
  • Australian Indigenous Alpine Sports Foundation
  • Community Legal Centres NSW
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Kingsford Legal Centre
  • Lifestyle Solutions
  • MTC Australia Ltd
  • NSW Reconciliation Council
  • Public Interest Advocacy Centre
  • Save the Children
  • Shopfront Youth Legal Service
  • Show Me the Way
  • Uniting Care NSW ACT
  • Weave
  • Whitelion
  • Youth Action
  • Youth Justice Coalition

Corporate Documents

searching