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What is justice reinvestment?


Welcome to the Justice Reinvestment Clearinghouse.

The Clearinghouse is part of Smart Justice for Young People’s Building the Case for Youth Justice Reinvestment project. The project is funded until June 2018 through Youthlaw and the grants program of the Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner.

This project is focused on building community and government readiness for a Justice Reinvestment approach to criminal justice in Victoria.

Over time this will reduce the number of young people who become involved in the criminal justice system and save money for other community priorities.

What is the Justice Reinvestment project?

The project aims to:

  1. Raise awareness of the need to intervene early to prevent crime rather than invest at the crisis end of the system through prisons and juvenile detention.
  2. Foster understanding within communities about how and why they should work within a Justice Reinvestment framework.
  3. Work with state and local government to shift to policies and long-term funding of programs that adopt a Justice Reinvestment approach for young people.

We take a community development approach to Justice Reinvestment.

We aim to support communities and their young people to discuss and decide what early intervention, prevention or diversion supports will address their local needs.

What is the Clearinghouse?

It aims to help communities explore what, why and how to do Justice Reinvestment.

The information and resources in these pages are a starting point for communities, individuals and organisations wanting to know more about Justice Reinvestment.

We hope they are a launch pad to explore new Justice Reinvestment projects.

Current Funding Opportunities

Expressions of Interest for Victorian Legal Services Board 2017 Grants Funding Round is Now Open

Expressions of interest for the 2017 Grants funding round are NOW OPEN.
Priority theme: Implementing the principles of Justice Reinvestment with a focus on preventing women’s contact with the criminal justice system.

For more information on the grants and how to apply visit the VLSB website.

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