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The Just reinvest NSW program 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, and reduce the number of incarcerated Indigenous youth by creating alternate pathways.
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 Indigenous young people in detention.
Specific aims of the campaign, and the justice reinvestment model are to:
To date Just Reinvest NSW has helped raise public awareness about justice reinvestment (what it is and how it works) and why it should become policy in NSW. The success of this work has encouraged people and organisations to approach Just Reinvest NSW and ask how justice reinvestment could work in their communities.
Abstract adapted from Justice Reinvestment for Aboriginal Young People Working Group