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The Guardian  – Indigenous Incarceration #breaking the cycle (series Feb 2017)
Jacob’s story: a second chance or a path to prison? Interactive case studies
Keeping clear of prison . I can’t go back in there
Ceduna’s bid to keep it’s indigenous youth out of jail
Funding for communities not prisonthe promise of justice reinvestment
The small town trying to shift spending from punishment to prevention

Op Ed by Les Twentyman, Herald Sun – 13.2.2017
We need a new approach to handling justice for our city’s troubled youths

The Ombudsman – 6.2.2017
Report on youth justice facilities at the Grevillea unit of Barwon Prison, Malmsbury and Parkville

Tiffany Overall,  Law Institute Journal – 1.2.2017
Time to reinvest in justice

The Age – 9.1.2017
Youth justice is not the government’s fault – but it’s their job to fix it

Jesuit Social Services and Smart Justice 4 Young People – 30.12.2016
Youth justice advocates share serious concerns about Victorian Government’s decision to re-gazette Barwon Prison’s Grevillea Unit

The Age – 16.12.2016
Crime rates are steady, so why are prison costs so high?

Herald Sun – 15.12.2016
Youngest criminals likely to re-offend
Smart Justice 4 Young People – 15.12.2016
Report confirms less children in the youth justice system but more measures needed to prevent vulnerable young children offending

Human Rights Law Centre Media Release – 6.12.2016
Supreme Court set to hear case against children being sent to Barwon adult jail

Victorian Government Media Release – 5.12.2016
Sweeping Reforms To Crack Down On Youth Crime.pdf
SJ4YP response to Victorian Government Media Release – 5.12.2016
Youth justice reforms must be tough on the causes of youth crime

The Age – 29.11.2016
Dealing with young offenders is difficult, but not impossible
Tough stance in tatters after backflip sees Aboriginal kids removed from jail
SJ4YP response to The Age article and Government actions – 29.11.2016
Child right advocates welcome move to stop transfer of young Aboriginal offenders to adult prison, but call on Victorian Government to go further

The Herald Sun – 20.11.2016
It is no answer to dump youths in adult jails after centre riots

The Age – 17.11.2016
Victoria Police says only rehabilitating young criminals will make state safer

The Age – 15.11.2016
Forty teenage juvenile prisoners to be sent to adult jail
SJ4YP response to The Age article – 15.11.2016
Youth advocates warn against transferring young people into adult prison

The Saturday Paper – 22.10.2016
Justice Reinvestment on trial in Cowra

ABC.net.au – 19.09.2016
Backing Bourke: How a radical new approach is saving young people from a life of crime

ABC iView – 19.09.2016
Four Corners Program – Backing Bourke

Huffington Post – 19.09.2016
A Community Program In A Small NSW Town Could Reform The Justice System

Brisbane Times – 7.09.2016
Queensland to remove 17-year-olds from adult prisons

The Mercury – 5.09.2016
Talking Point: Keeping people out of jail safer and cheaper

The Sydney Morning Herald – 4.09.2016
‘A very expensive failure’: Former prisons watchdog says NSW on wrong side of history

The Age – 2.09.2016
Lock ’em up lunacy; how we turn small fry crooks into dangerous sharks

The Age – 25.08.2016
Prison numbers soar as unconvicted prisoners swell jails

The Age – 24.08.2016
Deputy chief magistrate Jelena Popovic calls for Victoria to rethink crime

Croakey – 24.07.2016
Calling for justice reinvestment and safer communities: #JustJustice #ALPconf2015 #ChangeTheRecord

Croakey – 25.01.2016
Meet “the perfect town”, taking an historic step towards a fairer community

Videos

ABC Four Corners – 19.09.2016
ABC Four Corners Program – Backing Bourke

Just Reinvest
Takin A Different Path Video

NAAJA and James Cook University
What is Justice Reinvestment Video

Change the Record
It’s time for a smarter, safer approach. Justice Reinvestment Video