Reduced Re-offending

Recidivism rates were reduced from 41% down to 34%

Offenders were 14% less likely to re-offend compared to other courts

Increased offender compliance

Completion of Community Based Orders was 10% higher than the state-wide average

Increased community work

Neighbourhood Justice Centre offenders did an average of 105 hours of unpaid community work in Yarra, compared to the state-wide average 68 hours

Improved administration of justice for court participants

The Centre provided strong support for people attending court, helping them negotiate the justice system. For example, our Neighbourhood Justice Officer was present in nearly 80% of criminal matters