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New Report says JR in Bourke Ticks Boxes

A recently published KPMG report shows the strength in the approach being taken in Bourke by the Maranguka Justice Reinvestment Project in reducing incarceration rates for Aboriginal young people.

The Maranguka Justice Reinvestment Project is the first major justice reinvestment project occurring in Australia, in the small town of Bourke in NSW.

KPMG reviewed the Project in their report Unlocking the Future, a preliminary assessment of the Maranguka justice reinvestment project in Bourke, published September 2016.

Commissioned by Just Reinvest NSW and completed pro bono, the report provides new stakeholders with a comprehensive overview of activities undertaken during the first two years of justice reinvestment in Bourke up to June 2016.

It also notes the Aboriginal community governance model used in the Project strategically aligns with New South Wales and Australian Government aspirations for improving economic and social conditions in Aboriginal communities and realising community priorities.

Just Reinvest NSW will commission a new report in 12-18 months to analyse the projected government savings resulting from implementation of the justice reinvestment approach in Bourke, coupled with potential mechanisms for reinvestment.

Access the KPMG Preliminary Assessment of the Maranguka Justice Reinvestment Project here.

KPMG Report Published in September 2016

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