Status in progress
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
In progress
Agency
Victoria Police

Where we are up to 

Work is underway to expand the Koori Youth Cautioning Program across an additional two sites, including the Southern Metropolitan Region and Loddon Mallee Region. The programs are expected to be up and running in 2020.

Background

The Aboriginal Youth Cautioning Program (AYCP) is a five year program of work, funded through the Victorian Government’s Community Safety Statement (External link). AYCP seeks to address the over-representation of Aboriginal young people in the criminal justice system, through greater use of cautioning and diversion options, through a community-led model based on the principles of self-determination, early intervention and harm-reduction.