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Just Reinvest NSW joins leading organisations to #RaiseTheAge of criminal responsibility in NSW

Media Release REDFERN/25 October 2023: Just Reinvest NSW (JR NSW) today joined a coalition in NSW to call on the NSW Government to raise the age of criminal responsibility to at least 14. “Criminalising young people under the age of 14 often leads to life-long involvement with the criminal justice system, causing inter-generational hurt and […]
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‘Too much money is spent on jails and policing’: what Aboriginal communities told us about funding justice reinvestment to keep people out of prison

‘Too much money is spent on jails and policing’: what Aboriginal communities told us about funding justice reinvestment to keep people out of prison

Originally published in The Conversation, May 2, 2023 Authors: Fiona Allison, Research Fellow, Jumbunna Institute of Indigenous Education and Research, UTS Daniel Daylight, Community Manager Mt Druitt Just Reinvest NSW Thomas Duncan, Manager of community-led change, Just Reinvest NSW, Indigenous Knowledge Justice reinvestment emerged in the United States more than 20 years ago as a […]
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Justice Reinvest NSW. communities in dunghutti country kempsey and nowra ready for jr

Communities in Dunghutti Country (Kempsey and the Macleay Valley) and Nowra ready for JR

In May this year, we were excited to be invited back to Dunghutti country, to continue to work alongside ‘Learning the Macleay’ – a community led collaborative initiative funded by the The Australian government in partnership with philanthropy, and the local service sector. And last month, we were extremely pleased to be able to welcome the […]
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Interview with Mekayla Cochrane about JR Moree Youth Camp

In June, Just Reinvest NSW in Moree teamed up with Flyabout, Gamilaraay Next Generation and Gwenda Stanley to deliver an On Country camp in support of healing the current and past traumas that are having an impact on Gomeroi people. In this interview JR Youth Lead in Moree, Mekayla Cochrane explains what happened: What was […]
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Media Release Monday, 31 October 2022: Today Just Reinvest NSW (JRNSW) said that for the first time in Australia justice reinvestment (JR) will be defined and implemented. A new report by JRNSW, Redefining Reinvestment – An Opportunity for Aboriginal communities and government to co-design justice reinvestment in NSW outlines how Aboriginal communities are reaching out […]
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Finding the Moree Way

Aboriginal people in the town famously visited by the Freedom Ride are taking an innovative approach to their community’s problems Originally published by Inside Story 11 June 2021. Author: Robert Milliken Moree might be booming thanks to cotton and other crops, but many of the benefits haven’t yet reached the local Aboriginal people, the Kamilaroi, […]
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From ‘supermax for kids’ to family man and Indigenous role model

Originally published by The Guardian, January 22, 2021. Author: Laura Murphy-OatesThe young adult: Isaiah spent his teen years in and out of youth detention. Now he’s using his experience to reach others like him in western Sydney It’s five minutes before kickoff of the Penrith Oztag men’s semifinals in western Sydney, and there’s a problem. Two players […]
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Do you fear us? Why else does a 10 year old Aboriginal kid need to be caged?

Just Reinvest NSW Youth Ambassadors Isaiah Sines and Terleaha Williams published an opinion editorial in the Sydney Morning Herald on July 28, 2020 . Do you fear us? Why else does a 10-year-old Aboriginal kid need to be caged? The nation’s attorneys-general met on Monday to discuss whether to raise the age of criminal responsibility. They […]
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