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About Us

Just Reinvest NSW supports Aboriginal communities to explore and establish justice reinvestment initiatives and advocates for systemic changes that build safer and stronger communities.

We began in 2011 as a strategic initiative of the Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT. Our small team are guided by an Executive of Aboriginal and non-indigenous people and supported by a network of champions, youth ambassadors and supporters across the corporate, government and for-purpose sectors.

Just Reinvest NSW collaborated with the Bourke community to support the establishment of Maranguka using a justice reinvestment framework and we continue to support its important work. We are also working closely with members of the Aboriginal communities in Mount Druitt and Moree to explore whether a justice reinvestment approach is right for them.

Executive Committee


Just Reinvest NSW

  • Nicole Mekler, Youth & Community Engagement Coordinator
  • Jo Lunzer, Policy & Advocacy Coordinator (part-time)
  • Jenny Lovric, Community Engagement & Partnerships Manager
  • Alanna Reneman, Office Manager & Data Support


  • Alistair Ferguson, Founder and Executive Director
  • Vivianne Prince, Backbone Coordinator
  • Samara Milgate, Project and Administration Officer
  • Tyra Kelly, Communications and Data Officer


Mt Druitt


We are very grateful to the following sponsors.

Youth AmbassadorsJR Youth Ambassadors


Our champions help spread the word about justice reinvestment.


Our supporters help quietly in the background.

  • Mr Adam Goodes
  • Mr Alan Cameron AM
  • Mr Lindon Coombes
  • Mr Graham West
  • Dr Chris Sarra
  • Mr Peter Stapleton
  • Mr Jack Thompson
  • Claerwen Little
  • Garner Clancey


A current list of our organisational members.

  • Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat (NSW)
  • Aboriginal Education Council (NSW) Inc
  • Aboriginal Medical Service Cooperative Limited
  • Amnesty International
  • ANTaR
  • Ashurst
  • Australian Indigenous Alpine Sports Foundation
  • Australian Red Cross
  • Community Legal Centres NSW
  • First Hand Solutions
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Kingsford Legal Centre
  • Legal Aid New South Wales
  • Lifestyle Solutions
  • Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies
  • Oxfam
  • Public Interest Advocacy Centre
  • Reconciliation NSW
  • Save the Children
  • Shopfront Youth Legal Service
  • Show Me the Way
  • Uniting Care NSW ACT
  • Weave
  • Whitelion
  • Youth Action
  • Youth Justice Coalition

Corporate Documents

Recognition of our work


  • 2015 National Rural Law and Justice Award (Maranguka Justice Reinvestment Project in Bourke)
  • 2019 HESTA Community Organisation Award (Just Reinvest NSW)
  • 2019 Australian Human Rights Commission Community Organisation Award (Just Reinvest NSW)