Organisation of African Communities

Justice reinvestment: Mentor Me ReConnect

Is a new approach in tackling the causes of crime and provides a viable option as our prison expansion costs become unsustainable. It re-directs money spent on prisons to community-based initiatives which aim to address the underlying causes of crime, promising to cut crime and save money. This programme is to assist young Africans who are released from prison to re-integrate properly into the society preventing re-offending.

Partners identified to work with are Attorney general Office, Department of corrections, WA Police. Expected outcomes of this programme are:

  • A boost in self-esteem and development amongst the youth.
  • Significant reduction in crime
  • Self-identity
  • Identification with role models
  • Identify opportunities in their respective communities and beyond.