Criminal justice system

On 26 November 2012, the Senate referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee the matter of the value of a justice reinvestment approach to criminal justice in Australia […]

Community Justice Centres are neighbourhood-focused centres that seek to enhance community participation in the justice system, address local problems, and enhance the quality of local community life. This paper provides […]

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The Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement is described and explained. It aims to address Aboriginal overrepresentation in all levels of the criminal justice system, improve Aboriginal access to justice related services, […]

Publishers: Department of Justice

The first phase of the Aboriginal Justice Agreement (AJA1) was launched in June 2000 and was reviewed four years later. The review recommended that Government and the Koori community renew […]


The Victorian Government Aboriginal Affairs Report is a chance to consider how we have tracked against out commitment to improving outcomes for Aboriginal Victorias as measured against the Victorian Aboriginal […]

Publishers: Department of Justice

This report presents the findings of Victoria’s first community-led Implementation Review of Recommendations from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. The report summarises the self-assessment responses received from […]

Authors: Atkinson, Judy

Aboriginal women comprise almost 50% of all women in custody, and in 1987, Aboriginal women were the victims of 79% of all chargeable homicides in the Northern Territory. They have […]

Authors: Auty, Kate

Aboriginal Sentencing Courts are not generally understood as ‘therapeutic jurisprudence’. This essay explores a particular Aboriginal Sentencing Court – the Shepparton Koori Court – from its establishment through its first […]

These are the PowerPoint slides used as the basis of a conference paper presented at the ‘Cultural healing in criminal justice service delivery: an identification of best practice and innovation […]

Publishers: Department of Justice

The Western Australian Aboriginal Justice Agreement is a partnership framework jointly developed by the Department of Justice, The Department of Indigenous Affairs, the Department of Community Development, the Western Australia […]