The Age interviewed Johnstone and Reimer Lawyer’s Ben Watson on 9 October 2020 regarding the Salvation Army’s decision to pull their chaplain service out of Victorian courts by the end of the year:
“Salvation Army chaplains will be pulled out of Victorian courts by the end of the year in a controversial national restructure of the organisation…
Melbourne criminal lawyer Ben Watson said while the court has some programs, they don’t ‘go to the grassroots level that the Salvos do.
It’s really something that needs to be provided, particularly now. There is only going to be more disadvantage in the community.'”