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
Where we are up to
In 2018, the Aboriginal Portfolio Reference Group (APRG) was re-established as the overarching advisory group for embedding a Self-Determination Framework in Victoria Police.
The APRG governance structure provides a mechanism for:
- ensuring Aboriginal community leadership and decision-making in development, and delivery of programs that affect the community
- advising on inclusive policy, processes, and practices for strengthening partnerships with the Aboriginal community,
- addressing the barriers to reducing over-representation.
This underpins Self-Determination principles and involvement of community in decision-making processes.
The Aboriginal Portfolio Reference Group (APRG) is co-chaired by Assistant Commissioner Russell Barrett and Chris Harrison.