Status in progress
Domain
2. Fewer Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system
Goal
2.3 Fewer Aboriginal people progress through the criminal justice system
Outcome
2.3.1 More people are diverted from further contact with the criminal justice system
Status
In progress
Agency
Koori Justice Unit, Department of Justice and Community Safety

Where we are up to 

After considering a number of existing programs with a history of long standing service delivery and positive evaluation findings, the Aboriginal Justice Caucus selected the Wayapa Wuurrk Aboriginal Wellness Foundation Cultural Mentoring program and Dardi Munwurro Journeys Program, to deliver local intensive diversion programs for Aboriginal children and young people who have had, or are vulnerable to involvement with the criminal justice system to address factors contributing to offending.

A process to identify another two community-based, intensive diversion programs will commence in 2020.

 

Background

Through Burra Lotjpa Dunguludja, the fourth phase of the Aboriginal Justice Agreement (AJA4), the Victorian Government and the Aboriginal community are committed to improving justice outcomes and reducing negative contact with the justice system. Community-Based, Intensive Diversion Programs were one of the funded initiatives announced under AJA4. Community-Based, Intensive Diversion Programs will target Aboriginal children and young people who have had, or are vulnerable to, involvement with the criminal justice system to address factors contributing to offending.