7.116 The committee recommends that the Commonwealth
take a leading role in identifying the data required to implement a justice
reinvestment approach and establish a national approach to the data collection
of justice indicators.
7.117 The committee recommends that the Commonwealth
make a commitment to sharing relevant data held by Commonwealth line agencies
with justice reinvestment initiatives in other jurisdictions.
7.120 The committee recommends that the Commonwealth,
State and Territory Governments recognise the importance of long term,
sustainable funding for programs including adequate provision for robust
7.123 The committee recommends that the Commonwealth
consider the establishment of a justice reinvestment clearinghouse to compile,
disseminate, and promote research and program evaluation in all communities.
8.49 The committee recommends that the Commonwealth
adopt a leadership role in supporting the implementation of justice
reinvestment, through the Council of Australian Governments.
8.50 The committee recommends that the Commonwealth
commit to the establishment of a trial of justice reinvestment in Australia in
conjunction with the relevant states and territories, using a place-based
approach, and that at least one remote Indigenous community be included as a
8.51 Further, the committee recommends that any
trial actively involve local communities in the process, is conducted on the
basis of rigorous justice mapping over a minimum time frame beyond the
electoral cycle and be subject to a robust evaluation process.
8.52 The committee recommends that the Commonwealth
provide funding for the trial of justice reinvestment in Australia.
8.53 The committee recommends that the
Commonwealth, through the Standing Committee on Law and Justice, promote the
establishment of an independent central coordinating body for justice
reinvestment with the following roles:
of advice as to methodology regarding justice reinvestment;
of the national, consistent data required for effective implementation of
of options for policy and initiatives to reduce levels of incarceration and
identify potential savings for corrections budgets;
with justice mapping for identification of place-based communities and
identification of existing services and gaps in services required to reduce
agreements between stakeholders;
evaluation of programs and savings; and
reinvestment of savings in high stakes communities.
8.55 The committee recommends that the Commonwealth
refer to the Council of Australian Government the establishment of justice
targets for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as part of the Closing
the Gap initiative, directed to reducing the imprisonment rate of Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander people.
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