The North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) and James Cook University have produced a short animated film explaining Justice Reinvestment (JR). The film was the result of a grant from Amnesty’s Human Rights Innovation Fund.
This film was made to assist with consultation in Katherine, NT aimed at gauging levels of community interest in and support for the introduction of JR and exploring what JR might look like if implemented in Katherine.
It is hoped that the film will also be used in other Indigenous communities interested in engaging with JR to reduce incarceration – especially of young Aboriginal people.
Although Justice Reinvestment is a relatively common sense approach once explained, ensuring all community members receive information about JR in an accessible, clear and concise way is essential to ensuring effective community engagement with and implementation of JR.