You can access a recording of the live forum via Direct Stream Replay.
On 12 October, the Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse (IJC) brought together 195 policy makers, program designers, practitioners, community organisations, and researchers to lead a national forum discussion around Justice Reinvestment.
The forum provided an opportunity to share information on the development of justice reinvestment and its application within the Australian context. Speakers shared their experience on what is working in their communities and demonstrated how government partnership with community, academics and the private sector can help reduce crime, improve safety and strengthen Indigenous communities.
The forum was facilitated by Edwina Crawford, Director, Aboriginal Services Unit, Department of Communities and Justice and Dr Rick Brown, Deputy Director of the Australian Institute of Criminology. Presenters included Dr Fiona Allison and Professor Chris Cunneen (Justice Reinvestment Network Australia); Debbie Moyle (Program Manager, Tiraapendi Wodli); Alistair Ferguson (Executive Director & Founder, Maranguka); Dean Mosquito (Olabud Doogethu); Noel Mason (Chief Executive, Shire of Halls Creek) and Sophie Stewart (Social Reinvestment WA); Sarah Hopkins (Co-Chair of Just Reinvest NSW); Judy Duncan (Moree Community Engagement Officer); Skye Trudgett (Kowa Collaboration); Professor Lorana Bartels (Professor of Criminology, ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods, College of Arts and Social Sciences); and Professor Ian Lambie (Chief Science Advisor for the Justice Sector, New Zealand Government and Clinical Psychologist, Department of Clinical Psychology, School of Psychology, University of Auckland).
The IJC forum is an important platform for Indigenous voices to be embedded into literature and research, so that policymakers, educators and practitioners can learn to create environments that better suit the needs of our Indigenous people.