Where we are up to
Local working groups have been established in the Hume and Eastern Metropolitan Regions. These groups are identifying priority areas to deliver the program.
As at June 2019, Jesuit Social Services have been engaged to work with the Hume and Eastern Metropolitan Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committees (RAJACs) to develop culturally specific restorative justice models to pilot in Shepparton and Eastern Metro. This work is being overseen by a steering committee co-chaired by the Hume and Eastern Metropolitan RAJAC chairs. Local working groups are being established in each region to provide local intelligence and guidance to the co-design phase.
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.