Wulgunggo Ngalu Learning Place: Responses to Questions of the Local Community

Description

The Wulgunggo Ngalu Learning Place is a joint initiative of the Victorian Government and the Indigenous community. Due to open in mid 2007 at the former Won Wron Prison site in Gippsland, Victoria, it will be a culturally appropriate ‘learning place’ for Indigenous men undertaking community-based orders. A live-in program, which can accommodate up to 20 men at one time, the Learning Place is an initiative of the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement. It is part of the Victorian Government’s response to the findings of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (1991). Residents can volunteer to attend or may be directed there by the courts. This ‘questions and answers’ document has been prepared at the request of the local community (Yarram and surrounds). It provides responses to a range of questions that local community members have raised regarding the development of the Wulgunggo Ngalu Learning Place.