Public Engagement

As part of a broader public engagement strategy we endeavour to reach a range of communities to raise awareness of issues within our criminal justice system, namely procedural rights and the rights of inmates and ones that impact the families of inmates. 

We aim to use other means such as blogs, events, videos, photographic series or art to convey such issues.

On areas of thematic overlap we work with the Citizen Justice Network – A Community Radio Network initiative, also housed in the department of journalism.

The Citizen Justice Network (CJN) is an award-winning media innovation that trains community paralegals to be radio journalists. CJN empowers them with journalism skills necessary to help their communities and assist with access to justice. CJN is about helping rural community members produce and broadcast their own radio stories on local radio. The stories explore broad justice issues like domestic abuse, corruption, police violence and the abuse of inmates. Each story is based around a person who has come to a community advice office seeking help.