Photo Credit: Tristan Stefan Edouard
WHAT IS JUSTICE REINVESTMENT?
Justice reinvestment is a way of reducing Aboriginal incarceration, by implementing strategies that address the drivers into the criminal justice systems, led by the community and informed by data.
These strategies contribute to broader systemic reform in education, health, care and child protection.
The Just Reinvest NSW (JRNSW) report, “Redefining Reinvestment – An opportunity for Aboriginal communities and government to co-design justice reinvestment (JR) in NSW” is a landmark report based on research with Aboriginal communities in Bourke, Moree and Mt Druitt.
It conveys their experiences of the criminal justice system and captures their perspectives on ‘reinvestment’ in NSW. The Report invites government to commence a process of co-design, led by those Aboriginal communities where local solutions are already being explored.
ABOUT JR NSW
Just Reinvest NSW supports Aboriginal communities to explore and establish justice reinvestment initiatives and advocates for systemic changes that build safer and stronger communities.
Our goal is to reduce Aboriginal incarceration in NSW. We work alongside Aboriginal communities to support place-based, community-led and data driven approaches to inform local solutions, such as devising local ‘justice circuit-breakers’.
Mounty Yarns is a youth-led project that gathers the stories, expertise, and knowledge by and with Aboriginal young people with lived experience of the criminal justice system and the impact it has on them and their families.
These stories have been captured in a short film, in a written resource and through music produced by young people.
WORK WITH JRNSW
Click below to download role description and more information on currently available positions.
Applications close 31 March 2023
16 Feb. 23
Statement on community protest re youth crime in Moree.
Just Reinvest NSW is aware of a community gathering at the Moree Courthouse today, convened with the purpose of demanding “harsher penalties for young offenders” and “for their parents to be made responsible”.
Creating a safer community for all is surely our common goal but harsher laws applied to young people and their families will not achieve this purpose.
THE REINVESTMENT FORUM
On the 3 November 2022, JRNSW hosted the inaugural Reinvestment Forum, which brought together Aboriginal communities, policymakers, philanthropy, and academia to share their visions on how reinvestment can work, and to develop a plan for co-design.
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JRNSW office locations:
SYDNEY 45 George St. Redfern NSW 2016 | MOREE 4/96 Balo St. Moree NSW 2400 | MT DRUITT Level 1, 285-287 Beames Ave, Mt Druitt, NSW 2770
We acknowledge and pay our respects to the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we walk, work & live._