Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people comprise only 3 per cent of the Australian population, but make up 28 per cent of the total prison population and are imprisoned at a rate 14 times higher than other Australians. They are also much more likely to be victims of crime.
Justice Reinvestment is a circuit-breaker. It is data driven, fiscally sound and empowers communities to address the underlying causes of crime.
PJ’s story highlights the cost of locking people up and the power of community to provide alternative pathways.
Together we must convince government to set targets to reduce incarceration and to support the implementation of justice reinvestment in Australia.