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

Where we are up to 

Aboriginal families have received improved cultural support from the Coroners Court of Victoria (External link) (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.

Previous update

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.