Justice Reform Group
The ACT Justice Reform Group (JRG) works on policy issues related to the criminal justice system, including justice reform, human rights, and social determinants of contact with the justice system. It is a cross-sectoral community agencies' forum with a focus on effective integration and support for people involved in the criminal justice system, and provides a forum for community sector input to scrutinising and informing development of the criminal justice system in the ACT.
The group includes members from a diverse range of organisations such as church-based organisations, Prisoners Aid, youth representatives, as well as groups with an interest in drug law reform. The JRG has a broad membership and scope, and any interested community members involved in the justice system are warmly invited to attend.
Recent topics of discussion have included: the implementation of the Inspectorate of Correctional Services; data collection and access in the AMC and Bimberi; Prison to Work and other transitional programs in the AMC; and the Disability Justice Strategy.
Meetings: Convened about once every two months.
Membership: Open to members of the public or community organisations providing services and advocacy to people who have contact with the criminal justice system.
Join: If you meet the membership criteria above, please email [email protected] and we will consider your request.
Justice Network (JNet)
ACTCOSS also facilitates an email network, Justice Network (JNet). It provides an opportunity for people to connect via email with others who are working in or have an interest in the areas of justice and corrections in the ACT. It provides a space to share ideas and information.
Membership: The network is open to anyone working in or interested in justice and corrections in the ACT, including justice reform, human rights, and social determinants of contact with the justice system.
Join: If you meet the membership criteria above, you can subscribe to the Justice Network. Your subscription request will be reviewed by the network moderator.