NDRI Program Leader to advise on WA justice research

NDRI Aboriginal Research Program Leader Jocelyn Jones has been appointed to the Western Australian Office of Crime Statistics and Research’s (WACSAR) Advisory Board.

Established in 2020, WACSAR helps inform criminal justice decision-making and policy development using a cross-agency, evidence-based approach. Its non-statutory board was formed to provide advice and recommendations to the WACSAR Director.

The board’s Executive Committee includes the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of WA, the WA Police Commissioner, the Department of Justice’s Director General and the Deputy Director of the Australian Institute of Criminology.

Its Executive Committee this week selected Dr Jones, a Nyoongar woman with more than 20 years’ experience working in health and justice, and ECU’s Dr Natalie Gately and Associate Professor Joe Clare from UWA as inaugural academic members.

“The board members will assist WACSAR in developing and implementing best-practice research and evaluation strategies,” Department of Justice Director General Dr Adam Tomison said.

“I thank these three academics for contributing their time and knowledge towards excellence and innovation in criminal justice-related research.”

Read the full announcement here

Posted on: 30 Sep 2022

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