Where we are up to
The Aboriginal Youth Justice Strategy (the strategy) is being developed in partnership with members of the Aboriginal Justice Caucus, under the guiding principles of self-determination, as enshrined in Burra Lotjpa Dunguludja (the fourth phase of the Aboriginal Justice Agreement). This work includes an increased focus on decision making, accountability, governance and oversight, as well as specific initiatives to strengthen an Aboriginal community-led response. The strategy will aim to strengthen young people’s connection to family, community and culture, and it will put in place the interventions and supports needed to reduce offending.
To date, a planning workshop has been held with Caucus to identify the scope, goals and key focus areas for the strategy. Other work that has progressed includes the development of an Aboriginal Youth Engagement Strategy and a data analysis and research project, to meet the Burra Lotjpa Dunguludja target of 43 fewer Aboriginal young people under youth justice supervision (community and custodial) on an average day by 2023.