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.


Four Corner's program 'Backing Bourke'

The program, which can be viewed on ABC iview here, looks at the first major justice reinvestment project in Australia. It features the Maranguka Justice Reinvestment Program, and investigates whether it is a way forward for the Australian justice system.

'What is Justice Reinvestment?' video

Fiona Allison, with support from NAAJA and Amnesty International, produced a video explaining justice reinvestment and how it can be used to reduce imprisonment of young people, particularly young Indigenous people. It can be viewed here.

Justice Reinvestment in Practice Workshop

The Australian Justice Reinvestment Project and Australian Human Rights Law Centre held a workshop discussing the Practical Implementation of Justice Reinvestment Projects in Indigenous Communities. Their final report can be viewed here.