Building Stronger Communities
From 1 July, 2019 the Stronger Communities Cluster brought together and replaces the Family and Communities and Justice Clusters. Stronger Communities brings NSW government services targeted at achieving safe, just, inclusive and resilient communities under one roof.
Creating stronger communities together
The Justice and Family and Communities Clusters already share a common purpose across many areas of their work.
Particularly when it comes to improving outcomes for:
- children and young people,
- Aboriginal people,
- people with disability,
- people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds,
- people experiencing domestic and family violence,
- victims of sexual assault,
- juvenile offenders,
- people at high risk of reoffending, and
- people experiencing homelessness.
Collaborating for better outcomes for the community
Working together for stronger communities means we can continue to deliver services with a more unified and collaborative approach. This means a greater focus on prevention and early intervention, faster responses, more seamless operations, less duplication of effort and better outcomes.
Communities and Justice - Premiers Priorities 2019
We are now focussed on making a real and lasting difference to the lives of people across NSW and are responsible for delivering the Premier’s Priorities including to:
- Decrease the proportion of children and young people re-reported at risk of significant harm by 20 per cent by 2023
- Double the number of children in safe and permanent homes by 2023 for children in, or at risk of entering, out-of-home care
- Reduce the number of domestic violence reoffenders by 25 per cent by 2023
- Reduce adult reoffending following release from prison by 5 per cent by 2023
- Reduce street homelessness across NSW by 50 per cent by 2025.
Department Organisational Chart
Visit the NSW Premier and Cabinet website for more information about: