Indigenous Social Justice Association discussion of Justice Reinvestment

Contact Phone: 
03 9388 - 0062
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm
Contact Email:
Contact Name: 
Alison Thorne
Solidarity Salon 580 Sydney Road Brunswick Melbourne

On to 20th anniversary of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody ANTAR issued a statement criticising the lack of progress and putting forward a range of strategies, including Justice Reinvestment, a program being trialed in a number of U.S. States.

This meeting will discuss this program and evaluate its usefulness in the Australian context? What might the benefits be? What about the risks? Is this something that grass roots activists should get behind?

For some background see Justice Reinvestment: a new solution to the problem of Indigenous over-representation in the criminal justice system:

This speech was presented by Mick Gooda, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner at the ANTaR NSW Seminar - Juvenile Justice Strategy: A Better Way, Sydney Mechanics School of Arts NSW on 20 March 2010

The ANTAR submission can be found at:

This meeting will take place at Solidarity Salon, 580 Sydney Road Brunswick.
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