Status in progress
Domain
2. Fewer Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system
Goal
2.1 Aboriginal people are not disproportionately worse off under policies and legislation
Outcome
2.1.1 Disproportionate impacts are identified and remedied when drafting policies and legislation
Status
In progress
Agency
Koori Justice Unit, Department of Justice and Community Safety

Where we are up to 

The Koori Justice Unit has carried out research into Aboriginal Impact Assessment regimes that exist both nationally and internationally. Members of the Aboriginal Justice Caucus will consider these findings, with the view to identify the potential impact of new justice policies and legislation on Aboriginal Victorians. 

 

Background

Reducing Aboriginal over representation in the justice system requires greater consideration of the impacts of new legislation and legislation already in place. Through the development of Burra Lotjpa Dunguludja, phase four of the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement, the Aboriginal Justice Forum partnership have committed to ensuring that Aboriginal people are not disproportionately worse off under policies and legislation, by ensuring that disproportionate impacts are identified and remedied during their development.