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 

The Coroners Court of Victoria (CCOV) prepared carefully for the three week inquest into the death of Tanya Day by liaising closely with the family to provide a cultural safety plan and ensuring the environment was as culturally appropriate as possible.

All CCOV staff have now attended sorry business training to ensure they engage with Aboriginal families in a culturally sensitive manner considering the specific cultural requirements faced by Aboriginal families at the time of a loved one’s passing. Knowledge of the requirements and traditions surrounding sorry business will assist staff in properly communicating with Aboriginal families and enable staff to provide support. Sorry business training will continue to be held at regular intervals for new staff.

The Koori Family Engagement Coordinator also presents on his role during the staff and coroners induction process.