Status complete
Domain
2. Fewer Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system
Goal
2.2 Fewer Aboriginal people enter the criminal justice system
Outcome
2.2.2 An individual’s first contact with the criminal justice system is also their last
Status
Complete
Agency
Justice Policy and Data Reform, Department of Justice and Community Safety

Where we are up to 

Amendments to legislation commenced on 1 October 2019.

 

Background

Police procedures in Victoria requires officers to contact the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service within 60 minutes, or as soon as practicable, of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person being taken into custody, for any reason.

Legislation needed to be passed by the Victorian Parliament to make this requirement mandatory.