Where we are up to
In July 2019, Jesuit Social Services was engaged by the Koori Justice Unit and the Eastern Metropolitan and Hume Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committees (RAJACs) to design a service model for Lotjpadhan.
The final report outlining the service model was delivered in September 2020.
The Lotjpadhan Steering Committee, along with the Hume Working Group and Eastern Metropolitan RAJAC, have been working to progress project implementation in each region through an Expression of Interest process and to provide restorative justice training for interested Aboriginal organisations and community members in preparation for project delivery.
Restorative Justice is a process whereby all parties with a stake in a particular offence come together to resolve collectively how to deal with the aftermath of the offence and its implications for the future. This project will develop and implement a pilot service model connects to and leverages from existing opportunities within the justice system to deliver a culturally specific restorative justice response for Aboriginal young people.