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.
‘Prison vs residential treatment: An economic analysis for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offenders’, was prepared for the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee, Australian National Council on Drugs, August 2012.
On Monday 20 June 2011, the Australian House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs tabled the report of its inquiry into the high level of involvement of Indigenous juveniles and young adults in the criminal justice system.
Community leaders from Bourke and Brewarrina have held long-standing concerns about service sector inefficiencies and the limited reach of major early intervention and prevention programs. In light of these and a number of other related concerns, the NSW Ombudsman decided to inquire into and review the delivery of community services to the Brewarrina and Bourke communities. A NSW Ombudsman’s special report to Parliament under section 31 of the Ombudsman Act 1974.
This report was prepared for the Minister for Juvenile Justice, April 2010 by Noetic Solutions.
In this paper by Melanie Schwartz in 2010, the merits of a justice reinvestment approach adopted in the United States and United Kingdom are discussed, also analysing its potential for application in the Indigenous context in Australia. It is suggested the approach is a worthy replacement to costs of Indigenous over-imprisonment.
This report was produced by the Australian Human Rights Commission in 2009.