Program aims to strengthen Bourke

ANYONE seeking new methods to strengthen the community of Bourke and save the community money at the same time should attend a major meeting being held on Tuesday, May 14.

The Bourke Aboriginal Community Working Party has been working for the last 12 months on ways to implement justice reinvestment in the town.

The Working Party has organised this meeting and invited Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda and National Children's Commissioner Megan Mitchell to attend.

They will be joined by a host of elders, younger people and community members interested in justice reinvestment and how this approach will work in Bourke.

Justice reinvestment aims to shift money from the prison system to communities with high crime rates in a bid to address the underlying causes of crime.

It relies on community buy-in and community governance. If you have something to say please come to Bourke TAFE hall, Oxley Street Bourke 10.30am.

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