Status in progress
Domain
1. Strong and safe Aboriginal families and communities
Goal
1.1 Aboriginal families are strong and resilient
Outcome
1.1.2 Families are enabled to address justice issues and minimise the effects of crime and justice system involvement
Status
In progress
Agency
Koori Justice Unit, Department of Justice and Community Safety
Family Safety Victoria
Department of Health and Human Services

Where we are up to 

An expression of interest process is underway to engage an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation to lead work on developing the preferred service delivery model. 

Background

The family centred approaches project is intended to provide holistic and coordinated support for Aboriginal individuals and families involved in the justice system. A core component of the project is to incorporate cultural healing and strengthening approaches into justice services and programs to enhance connections to culture and improve strength, resilience and wellbeing. The project will include collaboration from across government departments to design and deliver family centred approaches for Aboriginal clients with complex needs across multiple systems, and ensure justice responses are aligned and integrated with developments in:

• Aboriginal child protection and out-of-home care
• family violence integrated support and safety hubs
• child and family services sector reform
• Gathering Places.