Calls for a Community Justice Centre to stop criminals reoffending

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This Focus discussion looks at the growing calls for WA to establish a Community Justice Centre to stop criminals reoffending.

Melbourne has had one for ten years which is credited with reducing crime in the area.

The one stop shop includes a court, crime prevention team and key support services.

But it's also a community hub that hosts things like soccer award nights, art exhibitions and parent group meetings giving local a non threatening connection to the facility.

This Focus discussion explains how it works, what 'Theraputic Magistrates' are and why WA needs one.

Hear from Associate Professor Sarah Murray from the UWA Law School, who has studied the Melbourne centre and Karina Chicote, WA Manager for Placed-based Strategies at Save the Children. 

Period18 Jul 2018

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  • TitleCalls for a Community Justice Centre to stop criminals reoffending
    Media name/outletABC Radio
    CountryAustralia
    Date18/07/18
    Description

    This Focus discussion looks at the growing calls for WA to establish a Community Justice Centre to stop criminals reoffending.

    Melbourne has had one for ten years which is credited with reducing crime in the area.

    The one stop shop includes a court, crime prevention team and key support services.

    But it's also a community hub that hosts things like soccer award nights, art exhibitions and parent group meetings giving local a non threatening connection to the facility.

    This Focus discussion explains how it works, what 'Theraputic Magistrates' are and why WA needs one.

    Hear from Associate Professor Sarah Murray from the UWA Law School, who has studied the Melbourne centre and Karina Chicote, WA Manager for Placed-based Strategies at Save the Children.
    URLwww.abc.net.au/radio/perth/programs/focus/community-justice-centre/10008292
    PersonsSarah Murray