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ICPS at Justice Reinvestment Forum – Australia
Justice Reinvestment Forum – Is Justice Reinvestment needed in Australia?
Australian National University, 2 August 2012
ICPS Trustees Vivien Stern and Andrew Coyle took part in a colloquium held in the Australian National University in Canberra on the theme “Is Justice Reinvestment needed in Australia?” The meeting was also addressed by Professor Todd Clear, Dean of the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University. The forum was co-hosted by the National Centre for Indigenous Studies, the Indigenous Offender Health Research Capacity Building Group and the Crawford School of Public Policy at the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. It was attended by a wide cross section of parliamentarians, politicians academics, human rights experts, government officials, police and prison officials and activists.
The forum was one of a series of initiatives which is examining whether Justice Reinvestment should be pursued as a policy option in Australia as one method of dealing with the vast over-representation of indigenous people caught up in the criminal justice system in Australia.
Further information on the event can be found here.