Status in progress
Domain
1. Strong and safe Aboriginal families and communities
Goal
1.2 Aboriginal communities are safer
Outcome
1.2.3 Less conflict and violence in communities
Status
In progress
Agency
Koori Justice Unit, Department of Justice and Community Safety

Where we are up to 

Jesuit Social Services has been engaged to develop the model. A Lotjapadhan Steering Group has been established and has met on three occasions. The Eastern Metro Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee (RAJAC) has elected to progress the project through the RAJAC.

In the Hume Region, a working group has been established and has met on three occasions. The project team is now in the process of drafting the pilot model which will be refined through community conversations, with the implementation schedule adjusted to accommodate COVID-19 restrictions and related measures.

Background

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.