Status complete
2. Fewer Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system
2.3 Fewer Aboriginal people progress through the criminal justice system
2.3.1 More people are diverted from further contact with the criminal justice system
Youth Justice, Department of Justice and Community Safety

Where we are up to 

Wirkara Kulpa, the Aboriginal Youth Justice Strategy 2022-2032 was launched in February 2022.

It was developed in partnership with the Aboriginal Justice Caucus in line with the principles of self-determination as enshrined in Burra Lotjpa Dunguludja.

Caucus identified five key domains in the Aboriginal Youth Justice Strategy critical to addressing over representation and furthering self-determination, namely:

  • work toward an Aboriginal led justice response
  • empower young people and community to uphold change
  • protect cultural rights and increase cultural safety in the current justice system
  • address intergenerational trauma and support healing
  • reduce over representation and provide alternatives to custody.

Significant work has been done by Caucus to identify their vision and aspirations for self-determination in the youth justice system which has informed their contribution to the development of the new Youth Justice Act.

Learn more about Wirkara Kulpa.