Status in progress
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
In progress
Koori Justice Unit, Department of Justice and Community Safety

Where we are up to 

This project is being undertaken internally within the Koori Justice Unit, with the aim of informing the development of a culturally and gender appropriate bail support program for Aboriginal women. It involves a literature review and consultations with Aboriginal women in custody and service providers (legal and other support services). The final report was due in December 2022. There is a small amount of ongoing program funding for this project.


Aboriginal women are vastly over-represented in prison. The bail project will Inform the development and implementation of cultural and gender specific supports for Aboriginal women involved in the correctional system to obtain bail and avoid remand. The research will examine current services on offer and identify any gaps in service provision, before making recommendations on the best approach moving forward.