Status in progress
2. Fewer Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system
2.4 Fewer Aboriginal people return to the criminal justice system
2.4.1 People build resilience whilst in contact with the justice system
In progress
Youth Justice, Department of Justice and Community Safety

Where we are up to 

Aboriginal Youth Justice Programs team will commence work to develop an Elders and Respected Persons mentoring program for Parkville and Malmsbury in the coming months. 

Uncle Ron Murray continues to attend the Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct once per week as a mentor for Aboriginal young people. Uncle Ron delivers cultural teaching, history, mentoring, teaching/playing didgeridoo and storytelling. Through his consistent visits, Uncle Ron builds strong rapport with the Aboriginal young people who have responded well to his approach and enjoy his visits. During the current COVID-19 restrictions, Uncle Ron has been providing virtual sessions to young people in custody via Zoom. 

Dardi Munwurro have been engaged to deliver a cultural strengthening program for young Aboriginal men at both Parkville and Malmsbury, delivered by respected Aboriginal Elders. The commencement of this has been delayed due to recent COVID-19 restrictions.