Our goals reflect what we want to achieve over the life of the Strategy. They are directly informed by what Aboriginal children and young people have said they want and need for the youth justice system to be more effective, and they match to the domains. (See Figure 4).

Figure 4: What Aboriginal children and young people want and need

“First and foremost, I am treated like a child.”

“My complex needs are understood, and my path is healing me, not harming me.”

“I am supported to be strong in my Aboriginal identity and culture.”

“I am always connected to family and community.”

“I am seen as a future leader and my strengths are built upon.”

“I have the right supports at the right time and I am never left to walk alone.”