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The New South Wales (NSW) Justice reinvestment campaign for Aboriginal young people was launched in May 2012, and is run by the Justice Reinvestment for Aboriginal Young People Working Group. The campaign's mission is to shift funding invested in prisons back into communities by implementing justice reinvestment programs in NSW.
The campaign seeks to address the overrepresentation of Aboriginal young people in custody in NSW by helping create alternative pathways for Aboriginal young people. The campaign strives for the implementation of a justice reinvestment policy by the NSW Government, and are seeking a commitment to establish a Justice Reinvestment Advisory Group. This Group would provide input into the development and implementation of justice reinvestment policies, monitor the proportion of funds redirected from corrections and detention over the next 5-10 years, and monitor the levels of Aboriginal young people in detention.
Specific aims of the campaign are to see:
Abstract adapted from Justice Reinvestment for Aboriginal Young People Working Group