Where we are up to
Aboriginal families have received improved cultural support from the Coroners Court of Victoria (CCOV) since the introduction of the Koori Family Engagement Coordinator role in 2019. CCOV are now in the process of recruiting an additional Koori Family Engagement Officer. These positions provide CCOV with greater capacity to provide much needed cultural support for Aboriginal families.
As at June 2019, an Aboriginal Family Engagement Coordinator has been recruited. The role provides guidance to the Coroners Court of Victoria, ensuring 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 that will inform Aboriginal Victorians about the role and cultural practices offered through the Coroners Court of Victoria.