MEDIA RELEASE: Putting ‘Smarts’ back into the Queensland Justice System

ATSILS welcomes the confirmation of $32.3 million in funding for the reinstatement of the Murri court, Special Circumstances court and Drug court and the $11.8 million allocated to Prisoner Reintegration Programs.

Shane Duffy, Chief Executive Officer of ATSILS said, “In the current climate where the state’s justice system is grappling with a record prison population, the decision to reinstate effective alternatives to incarceration is a win for common sense and the most vulnerable members in the community.”

“Diversionary courts like the Murri, Special Circumstances and the Drug courts are key examples of smarter approaches to justice that focus on rehabilitating offenders, reducing the rate of crime and creating considerable long-term cost savings for the community. “

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