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You might have noticed in the NSW Budget 2015-16 that $45 million has been allocated for new and expanded jails. While there is growing...

Just Reinvest NSW calling for bipartisan approach

Youth, human rights and law reform organisations from around the state will meet with government members to call for NSW politicians to think differently...

Launch of Just Reinvest NSW’s Policy Paper

Justice reinvestment is a concept we all need to be more familiar with. It’s about removing emphasis on tough on crime to being smarter on...

Pay for failure or invest in success

Just Reinvest NSW is focused on developing a justice reinvestment policy that will work here in Australia. For that, we need a clear roadmap....

Key reforms kick-started in Bourke

To the tune of “One night in Bangkok”, there’s a saying amongst criminal lawyers which goes ‘one night in juvi means a life in...

Crime falling but ‘tough on crime’ continues

As highlighted in a number of reports, most recently the NSW crime statistics from BOSCAR – crime is falling but the focus on tough...

Circuit breakers in Bourke

Since the commencement of the Bourke Justice Reinvestment project in April 2014, the community of Bourke has identified a number of circuit breakers that...

Justice reinvestment in Bourke

During 2013, members of the Justice Reinvestment campaign, the Bourke Aboriginal Community Working Party and the Australian Human Rights Commission worked together to develop...

Reconciliation in Parliament

The annual Reconciliation in Parliament forum took place on 28 May 2014. It encouraged parliamentarians to focus on building safer communities through justice reinvestment and a...

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