Welcome to the AJR Project

The Australian Justice Reinvestment Project (AJR Project) is a national research project investigating the characteristics of Justice Reinvestment

 Justice Reinvestment is a recent development in criminal justice enjoying a spectacular rise onto the political and policy agenda internationally. In Australia, the idea has gained traction among politicians and community advocates, with particular emphasis on its potential in the Indigenous context. Click here to find out more about the Project.

The AJR Project draws together senior researchers across the disciplines of law and criminology to examine justice reinvestment programs in other countries and analyse whether such programs can be developed in Australia. Click here to find out more about the Project team.


Read David Brown’s post on on Indigenous Communities and Justice Reinvestment

In this article David Brown, co-author of Justice Reinvestment: Winding Back Imprisonment (Palgrave, 2016), discusses the disproportionately high imprisonment rates of Aboriginal people. The article can be found here.

AJRP Partners with Just Reinvest NSW for a Forum on Justice Reinvestment at Parliament House Sydney

AJRP was pleased to partner with Just Reinvest NSW in hosting a recent forum at Parliament House. At the forum Just Reinvest NSW launched a policy paper on smarter sentencing and parole law reform. Speakers at the event included: the NSW Attorney General, the Honourable Mark Speakman SC MP; the Shadow Attorney General, Mr Paul Lynch; Greens Member Mr David Shoebridge; Prof Tom Calma AO; Sarah Hopkins, the Chair of Just Reinvest NSW, and Keenen Mundine who shared his personal story.

Justice Reinvestment: Submission to the ALRC Inquiry into Indigenous Incarceration

AJRP team members Chris Cunneen and Melanie Schwartz, in collaboration with Fiona Allison and Jill Guthrie, made a submission to the ALRC Inquiry into Indigenous Incarceration. The submission can be viewed here.