Status in progress
Domain
4. Greater self-determination in the justice sector
Goal
4.1 Greater accountability for justice outcomes
Outcome
4.1.1 Independent oversight of Aboriginal justice outcomes
Status
In progress
Agency
Koori Justice Unit, Department of Justice and Community Safety
Justice Policy and Data Reform, Department of Justice and Community Safety

Where we are up to 

A discussion paper is being considered by the Aboriginal Justice Caucus, which outlines existing independent oversight and accountability mechanisms currently operating in Victoria and across the justice sector in other jurisdictions. 

Background

The Aboriginal Justice Caucus has for many years advocated for the establishment of an independent agency to ensure greater accountability of Government to the community in relation to the achievement of better justice outcomes for Aboriginal people in Victoria. These discussions have highlighted Caucus’ desire for creating a role, such as an independent Aboriginal Justice Commissioner (or Commission), to monitor, review and inquire into progress (or lack thereof) towards improving Aboriginal experiences and outcomes across the justice system, whilst also progressing self-determination principles.