During 2013, members of the Justice Reinvestment campaign, the Bourke Aboriginal Community Working Party and the Australian Human Rights Commission worked together to develop a proposal for implementing justice reinvestment in Bourke.
Since the beginning of 2016 there seems to have been a renewed wave of energy around the crisis facing Australia and the rate at which its young Indigenous people are imprisoned.
Maranguka Justice Reinvestment recently launched a report by KPMG that shows community led changes in Bourke generated $3 million of savings in 2017
Dusseldorp Forum is supporting Jesuit Social Services in their campaign to improve youth justice in Victoria. They’ve launched their #WorthASecondChance
”Perpetuating a failed system that hardens young people, does not reduce reoffending and fails to rehabilitate young lives and set them on a new course
On 8 December the Dusseldorp Forum team and members of our board jumped on a short flight to Dubbo then hit the long road to Bourke, NSW to join the community
The shocking abuse of Aboriginal children in our justice system, exposed by Four Corners in Australia’s Shame, has sparked a national debate and posed a glaring challenge
OMETHING is happening in Bourke in northwest NSW. It is not immediately apparent in the town’s flat, main road, or on the red grassy plains, or even under the twisted