Where we are up to
The Manager of Aboriginal Programs within Aboriginal Youth Justice commenced in June 2020 and will be progressing work towards the development of an Elders and Respected Persons mentoring program for Parkville and Malmsbury.
A respected community elder continues to attend the Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct once per week as a mentor for Aboriginal young people. This elder delivers cultural teaching, history, mentoring, teaching/ playing didgeridoo and storytelling. Through consistent visits, the mentor builds a strong rapport with the Aboriginal young people who have responded well to this approach and enjoy the visits.