Giving kids a life, not life in prison

for Just Reinvest NSW

Justice reinvestment offers a positive alternative.

Justice reinvestment is a data-driven approach to improve public safety, reduce corrections and related criminal justice spending, and reinvest savings in strategies that can reduce crime and strengthen communities. Justice reinvestment is a method of crime prevention reduces crime, builds community capacity, and saves taxpayer’s money. Evidence shows when justice reinvestment is implemented, children and young people have more opportunities and get better outcomes.

Drumbeat was approached by Just Reinvest NSW to not only redesign and redevelop their ageing website, but to develop a calculation tool which would give concerned citizens easy access to statistics on Local Government Areas. The goal of the Just Reinvest NSW Calculator being to arm citizens and Government Officials with information and prompt them to embrace the Justice reinvestment method of change, or donate to the cause.

Drumbeat was handed thousands of rows of data. Our approach was to create a colour coded topical map with each LGA visually distinguishable by their borders, and its’ Incarceration rate per population represented by a colour chart. Each LGA can be clicked on and data is loaded in page for a seamless user experience. Data can then be exported using the PDF or Excel export function or shared across various social media platforms to help raise awareness. Making the Just Reinvest NSW Calculator this an extremely powerful tool for Government Officials and Activists alike.

Website Features

  • Customised Wordpress based Content Management System
  • User Interface Design
  • Responsive website design & functionality
  • Google Maps API Integration allowing users to search through local government areas for statistics
  • Data driven website presented in a stunning visual format
  • Donate driven call to action promoted site wide
  • Exportation of data functionality built for PDF and Excel formats
  • Social Media sharing of data and results