This website outlines the Justice Reinvestment research project based in Cowra conducted by researchers at ANU.
Brown finds in this paper that Justice Reinvestment presents a ‘circuit breaker’ to the problem of the over-incarceration of Indigenous people.
By using reference to the US Justice Reinvestment case studies, this report appeals to the governments of Australia to consider adopting this fiscally sound model.
This paper discusses the need for Indigenous de-incarceration in Australia. It notes, “While justice reinvestment is already being explored in Australia, a better resourced and more coordinated approach is required across all jurisdictions that have primary responsibility for criminal justice systems.”
Presented in late 2016, this report recommends that the Australian Government support the Justice Reinvestment initiative to contribute substantial reductions in Indigenous incarceration rates.
Published in 1991, this inquiry was started in response to public concerns about the levels of Aboriginal deaths in custody. Read more about their recommendations through the link.
Finance and Public Administration References Committee Inquiry: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experience of law enforcement and justice services
Justice Reinvestment features in two of the recommendations of this Senate inquiry. The first being that Commonwealth Government contribute to Justice Reinvestment trial sites in each state and territory. The second for greater priority and Government support for Aboriginal led, managed and implemented Justice Reinvestment programs.
Community Affairs References Committee Inquiry: Indefinite detention of people with cognitive and psychiatric impairment in Australia
This inquiry found that Justice Reinvestment should be a policy priority across the country. The support for holistic community-driven early intervention such as in Bourke is highlighted within this report.
The Royal Commission has been established to provide an evaluation of the justice system in the Northern Territory and provide measures and improvements to help Indigenous children. This is their interim report.
This 2017 Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) inquiry focuses on the problem of over-representation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system. The ALRC has undertaken research and consultations to develop responses to various submissions.
The Australian Senate referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee the matter of the value of a justice reinvestment approach to criminal justice in Australia for inquiry and report by 16 May 2013. This is their Report.