Status in progress
3. A more effective justice system with greater Aboriginal control
3.2 A strong and effective Aboriginal community controlled justice sector
3.2.2 A stronger, skilled and supported Aboriginal justice workforce
In progress
Youth Justice, Department of Justice and Community Safety

Where we are up to 

Aboriginal Youth Justice (AYJ) provides professional development opportunities for Aboriginal Youth Justice Programs which includes workers from the:

  • Community Based Aboriginal Youth Justice Program
  • Aboriginal Early School Leaver Program
  • Aboriginal Youth Support Service
  • Aboriginal Intensive Support Program
  • Aboriginal Liaison Officers. 

Aboriginal Youth Justice Program Network meetings occur biannually. Since COVID-19 restrictions have been in place, Aboriginal Youth Justice have been unable to deliver face-to-face sessions and are now hosting shorter monthly meetings online via Microsoft Teams.

Meetings to date have focused on:

  • updates from Aboriginal Youth Justice
  • self-care
  • engagement with young people during COVID-19
  • consultations on the Aboriginal Youth Justice Strategy
  • an opportunity for workers to share their experiences working during the pandemic.

The most recent meeting in March 2021 had a focus on the Cultural Support Plan process for Youth Justice.

As restrictions ease AYJ are hoping to deliver a face-to-face network forum. AYJ are exploring training in Trauma and mental health for a face-to-face professional development.