Status in progress
4. Greater self-determination in the justice sector
4.2 Greater Aboriginal community leadership and strategic decision making
4.2.1 Aboriginal people have greater roles in leadership, governance and decision making
In progress
Youth Justice, Department of Justice and Community Safety

Where we are up to

In 2019 Aboriginal Youth Justice (AYJ), Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS) and Korin Gamadji Institute (External link) (KGI) partnered to run a six-week leadership program for Aboriginal girls and young women in the Parkville Youth Justice Precinct. This program is culturally inclusive and designed to break down barriers, address issues, yarn about women’s business and discuss life skills.

Participation in the program was strong and included Aboriginal girls and young women as well as girls and young women from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

AYJ engaged Strong Brother Strong Sister to deliver a mentoring program to young people in Parkville and Malmsbury (for boys) to commence in 2021. Strong Brother Strong Sister have had mentors attend both Parkville and Malmsbury Youth Justice Precincts. 

AYJ are preparing to go to market to seek cultural programs for Aboriginal young people (both young men and women) who are in custody in Parkville and Malmsbury. AYJ will be seeking multiple providers to provide customised cultural programs to suit the needs of Aboriginal young people in custody.