This website outlines the Justice Reinvestment research project based in Cowra conducted by researchers at ANU.
Notes early successes of the Maranguka Justice Reinvestment Project in Bourke. There has been a “sharp drop” in reported domestic violence offences among other offences. Justice Reinvestment is ‘breaking the cycle’ by addressing the risk factors involved with offending.
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.”
House of Representatives Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs: Harmful use of alcohol in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities
This inquiry focuses on the effect of high rates of alcohol consumption on Indigenous communities. Justice Reinvestment is featured in the findings of this report.
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.
The Indigenous Expenditure Reports present nationally comparable information on government expenditure on services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
‘Looking beyond offenders to the needs of victims and communities’ is a paper written by Mick Gooda, Emilie Priday and Louise McDermott from the Australian Human Rights Commission. This article examines the applications for justice reinvestment in Australia, primarily in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.