Purpose and objectives
The purpose of the Justice Reinvestment Network Australia is
to build a community of practice around Justice Reinvestment in Australia
In achieving this purpose, our objectives are to
directly support communities, predominantly First Nations communities, to explore and implement JR
advocate for more systemic policy and other reforms that align with JR principles, approaches and objectives
This purpose is also reflected in the design of our logo
About our logo
The logo is designed to draw the eye from the outside moving inward to represent investing into communities. The central meeting circle represents the leadership and decision-making power of community members, particularly First Nations community members as being the core of Justice Reinvestment. Wrapping around to support community you will see our broader membership of advocates, researchers and policy colleagues who advocate for Justice Reinvestment. We have then used the concept of ripples to demonstrate the impact that extends out when investment goes in. These ripples deliberately extend out beyond our two leadership circles to demonstrate the beneficial impact of Justice Reinvestment that is felt beyond our members by broader Australia.
The Justice Reinvestment Network Australia has met since 2015 to share knowledge and to create a community of practice around Justice Reinvestment. Our membership includes
particularly First Nations community members leading local Justice Reinvestment approaches
Justice Reinvestment peak bodies
that are practicing Justice Reinvestment
Researchers and policy colleagues
advocating for Justice Reinvestment and other alternative approaches to incarceration
supporting and advocating for Justice Reinvestment
The communities we partner with
A list of the communities across Australia that are self-determining their own approach to Justice Reinvestment is available on our communities and supporters page.
Our policy priorities
Our primary policy priority is to
Progress a national Justice Reinvestment agenda
This agenda prioritises
Community and particularly First Nations community leadership and expertise underpinning the design and implementation of Justice Reinvestment.
Support to communities to identify and access flexible and sustainable funding from different sources.
Enactment of policy and law reforms to the justice system weaknesses and inefficiencies highlighted by the Justice Reinvestment process.
You can also find out more about our advocacy for Justice Reinvestment on our advocacy page.