Status in progress
Domain
4. Greater self-determination in the justice sector
Goal
4.1 Greater accountability for justice outcomes
Outcome
4.1.2 Increase Aboriginal community ownership of and access to data
Status
In progress
Agency
Victoria Police
Victim Support and Justice Operations, Department of Justice and Community Safety
Koori Justice Unit, Department of Justice and Community Safety
Crime Statistics Agency, Department of Justice and Community Safety
Court Services Victoria
Youth Justice, Department of Justice and Community Safety

Where we are up to 

In July 2019, an Aboriginal, data specialist was appointed by the Crime Statistics Agency. The data specialist provides assistance to Local and Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committees, the Aboriginal Justice Forum, Dhelk Dja Regional Action Groups and the Dhelk Dja Partnership Forum.

The Crime Statistics Agency is committed to continuing to work with these groups to understand their current and future data needs, to assist them with accessing relevant data, as well as to:

  • develop minimum data set for AJA programs
  • reduce the rate of unknowns in Victoria Police Standard Indigenous Question response data
  • improve collection and reporting of diversions data 
  • improve collection and reporting of Aboriginal family violence data.