Since it opened in 2007, the Neighbourhood Justice Centre has been closely monitored and reviewed by independent agencies, including the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC)
The AIC found that the NJC has:
- 25% lower rate of reoffending than other Magistrates’ Courts
- NJC offenders 3 times less likely to breach Community Corrections Orders (23.1% of high risk offenders breach their orders compared to a state-wide average of 59.9%).
- NJC offenders demonstrate lower breach rates for intervention orders (ranging from 4.6% to 6.3% compared to 8.73%-8.77% state-wide)
The AIC also found that the presence of the NJC contributed to the 31% drop in crime rate in this Local Government Area.
Read the full AIC report.
Our model engages communities and increases confidence in and access to the justice system, and proves that community partnerships resolve crime and safety issues earlier and more proactively than those traditional justice practices that generally just focus on the repercussions of crime alone.