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Nicholas Cowdery AM QC

Nicholas Cowdery AM QC is a Champion of Just Reinvest NSW. He was the NSW Director of Public Prosecutions from 1994-2011. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law, Visiting Professorial Fellow and member of the NSW Sentencing Council. He is a past president of the International Association of Prosecutors and was inaugural co-chair of the Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association. He says it is a privilege to be associated with Just Reinvest NSW. “As a former Director of Public Prosecutions I am all too well aware of the over-representation of Aboriginal youth in the criminal justice system and in juvenile detention,” he said. “Greater attention needs to be given – urgently – to the circumstances that help to create that over-representation and policy and funding must be directed into prevention, early intervention and, if necessary, treatment of youth at risk.”

Nicholas Cowdery AM QC is the former NSW Director of Public Prosecutions and a Visiting Professorial Fellow at UNSW