Where we are up to
In mid-2019 the Aboriginal Justice Caucus approved the creation of a Youth Justice Act Aboriginal Working Group (Working Group) as a sub-committee of the Aboriginal Youth Justice Strategy Steering Committee/Youth Collaborative Working Group.
The Working Group is intended to be the primary forum for conversations between the Victorian Aboriginal community and the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS) about a new Youth Justice Act.
The Working Group met three times in November and December 2019 to discuss its response to various discussion papers about phase one of the Act (pre-sentencing and sentencing) before providing written feedback in mid-December 2019. It is proposed that the Working Group continue to provide further input on phase two of the Act (including custodial management and supervision and parole) through workshops and written feedback in the next few months.