In Western Australia, Aboriginal kids are 52 times more likely than their peers to be put in prison.
These are kids that are slipping through the cracks, they need intensive support, not prisons.
And these same kids grow up to be adults.
Western Australia imprison Aboriginal people at the highest rates in the country- at a rate nine times higher than black South Africans under the Apartheid regime.
We need to Close the Gap on Justice.
Close the Gap goals were set 10 years ago by the Australian government to tackle the huge economic, healthy and education inequalities experienced by our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Only three of those seven targets are on track.
And none of them look at the huge gaps in our justice system. That Aboriginal people are more likely to be sent to prison. To be arrested rather than cautioned. To be jailed for unpaid fines.
Social Reinvestment WA is calling for change. This year we're campaigning for justice targets to be introduced into the Close the Gap framework. Ending the cycle of incarceration, trauma, and injustice starts here.
And you can be part of it.
We need to raise $10,000 by March 31st, 2018. The end of Close the Gap month.
We're an organisation big in community support, but small in resources. Your contribution will be vitally important to help keep us operating that little while longer, and working to right this major injustice.
For ever dollar you contribute until March 31st, an anonymous donor has offered to match every single public contribution up to $10,000. Which means we could crowdfund up to $20,000 with your help!