Fairbridge Bindjareb Project

Analysis

Cost benefit analysis of the Fairbridge Bindjareb Project

Benefits of offender rehabilitation and training

Commissioned by Fairbridge Western Australia this report estimates the expected net economic benefits that would arise from the expanded delivery of the project which aims to reduce offender recidivism.

Cost benefit analysis – offender rehabilitation and training

The Fairbridge Bindjareb Project (FBP) is a collaboration between Fairbridge Western Australia Inc., the Government of Western Australia’s Department of Corrective Services and industry partners. The Project aims to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are detained through the criminal justice system with industry training in a supportive environment leading to guaranteed jobs and an opportunity for long term careers in the resources sector and associated industries.

A unique aspect of the FBP (and possibly a part of its success to date) is that Aboriginal people have designed the program, continue to operate it, and have significant input into its on-going development.

Deloitte Access Economics was engaged to undertake a cost benefit analysis (CBA) of the program in order to estimate the expected net economic benefits that would arise from the expanded delivery of the FBP. The CBA undertaken finds that the program represents value for money, with a large benefit stemming from increased productivity in particular.

For more details on Fairbridge, visit www.fairbridge.asn.au.

A cost benefit analysis of the Fairbridge Bindjareb Project
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