Status in progress
Domain
3. A more effective justice system with greater Aboriginal control
Goal
3.1 The needs of Aboriginal people are met through a more culturally informed and safe system
Outcome
3.1.1 Justice programs and services are more culturally safe, responsive, inclusive and effective
Status
In progress
Agency
Court Services Victoria

Where we are up to 

Aboriginal families have received greater cultural support from the Coroners Court of Victoria (CCOV), since the introduction of the Koori Family Engagement Coordinator role in 2019.

CCOV are in the process of recruiting an additional Koori Family Engagement Officer. These positions provide CCOV with greater capacity to provide the much needed cultural support for Aboriginal families.

 

Previous updates: 

June 2019: An Aboriginal Family Engagement Coordinator has been recruited to provide guidance to the Coroner's Court of Victoria, to ensure its service provision is and remains culturally informed and appropriate. The Coordinator is currently engaged with more than 100 Aboriginal families. Additionally, a community engagement strategy is being designed, to better inform Aboriginal Victorians about the role and cultural practices now offered by the Coroner's Court of Victoria.