Where we are up to
The Koori Youth Justice Taskforce (the Taskforce) is a key initiative of Burra Lotjpa Dunguludja, being led by the Commission for Children and Young People and the Department of Justice and Community Safety. The Taskforce is examining the cases of all Aboriginal children and young people on Youth Justice Orders (between 1 October 2018 and 31 March 2019). The Taskforce aims to:
• address issues that impact on the cultural connectedness and social and emotional wellbeing of the young person/s
• review and update the interventions and supports offered to children and young people currently in Youth Justice
• identify and address the systemic issues contributing to the overrepresentation of Aboriginal children and young people in Youth Justice.