‘Change the Record’ – Smarter Justice, Safer Communities
Today the ‘Change the Record’ campaign was launched in Redfern, Sydney. This new campaign aims to put an end to the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the justice system within a generation. ATSILS CEO Shane Duffy is the Co-Chair of the National Justice Coalition the Steering Committee formed to lead the campaign. The National Justice Coalition is comprised of a group of leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, human rights and community organisations who are working together to promote a new blueprint for justice. The innovative approach focuses on addressing the underlying causes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander imprisonment rates and more effectively promotes community safety.
Through our peak body NATSILS we are proud to support this important campaign tackling the shocking rate of Indigenous incarceration head on. You can show your support by joining us in making the pledge to ‘Change the Record’ on Indigenous Imprisonment. The more people standing together the more we can achieve. https://changetherecord.org.au/pledge
For more information on this important campaign visit:
Listen to Co-Chairs Kristie Parker & Shane Duffy being interviewed on the ABC radio program – (AM, PM and The World Today) about the campaign: http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/news/audio/twt/201504/20150430-twt06-indigcustody.mp3