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Victorian Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee

Category: Organisation
Sub Category:Representative Body
Location:Victoria, Australia
Summary Information:
The Victorian Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee (AJAC) is the Government's primary source of advice from, and involvement with, the Aboriginal community on issues relating to the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody and other justice related issues.

AJAC's membership comprises two Aboriginal community nominees and representatives from a range of Government Departments and Aboriginal organisations including from each of the proposed regional AJACs.

The Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement was signed by the AJAC on behalf of all the Aboriginal organisations who are its members.
Detailed Information:
According to the Department of Justice, the 'role and responsibility of the Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee in implementing the Aboriginal Justice Agreement will be to:
1. Advise the Government on issues and priorities for effectively implementing and monitoring the recommendations from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.
2. Monitor, evaluate and report annually to the Government on the implementation of the Agreement and the Regional AJAC Plans.
3. Identify and/or develop proposals for improving the justice system where it negatively impacts on the Aboriginal community.
4. Report to the Government on best practice examples and assist in developing programs and policies that focus on crime prevention.
5. Support and promote Regional AJACs and the development of local initiatives to address Aboriginal justice issues.'

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement: Phase 1 - Signatory
  • Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement: Phase 2 - Signatory
  • Organisation
  • State of Victoria
  • Department of Justice (Vic)
  • Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committees
  • Indigenous Issues Unit of the Department of Justice (Vic)
  • Binjirru Regional Council
  • Tumbukka Regional Council
  • Event
  • Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody
  • Policy/Strategy
  • Victorian Statewide Action Plan

  • References

    Report
    Department of Justice, Department of Human Services, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission, Tumbukka Regional Council, Binjirru Regional Council, Victorian Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee (2000) Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement
    Department of Justice, Department of Human Services, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission, Tumbukka Regional Council, Binjirru Regional Council, Victorian Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee (2000) Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement
    Department of Justice, Department of Human Services, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission, Tumbukka Regional Council, Binjirru Regional Council, Victorian Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee (2000) Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement

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