The Maranguka Justice Reinvestment project is a community-driven initiative in Bourke to reduce the contact of Aboriginal young people with courts and prisons.
Critical to success of this work is improved community participation and engagement. The project applies the Collective Impact framework to develop a common agenda and shared measures to reduce youth crime and increase community safety.
Committed partners on this project include Just Reinvest NSW, Aboriginal Legal Services, KPMG, Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation, Lend Lease, the NSW Department of Aboriginal Affairs, and the Australian Human Rights Commission. Under the leadership of Alistair Ferguson, Bourke is demonstrating how community empowerment is essential to create stronger life options for Aboriginal young people.
Visit the Just Reinvest NSW website for more.
This is about giving young people a bigger voice. We want to empower youth to be part of the solution.