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Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement: Phase 2

Category: Agreement
Date: 1 June 2006
Sub Category:Framework Agreement | Indigenous Partnership
Location:Victoria, Australia
Alternative Names:
  • AJA (Victoria)
  • AJA2
  • URL: http://www.justice.vic.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/DOJ+Internet/resources/file/eb0d5a0ad8850c7/Aboriginal%20Justice%20Agreement%20(Phase%202).pdf
    Summary Information:
    The Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement: Phase 2 ('the AJA') was published in June 2006. It is a recommitment to the work undertaken pursuant to the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement: Phase 1 (2000-2004).

    The AJA involves collaboration and partnership between the Victorian Government and Koori community representatives regarding justice outcomes.

    The aim of the AJA has two components:
    1. to 'minimise Koori over-representation in the criminal justice system by improving accessibility, utilisation and efficacy of justice-related programs and services in partnership with the Koori community; and'
    2. to 'have a Koori community that has the same access to human, civil and legal rights, living free from racism and discrimination and experiencing the same justice outcomes through the elimination of inequalities in the justice system' (AJA 19).
    Outcomes:
    Local Justice Worker Program

    On 24 April 2008, the Victorian Government launched the Local Justice Worker Program. This Program is an initiative of the AJA and is designed to provide Aboriginal offenders with opportunities for supervised community work, assistance in accessing development programs and assistance in negotiating payment plans for fines. It will operate in 10 Victorian cities and towns (Attorney-General 2008; Koori Mail 2008).

    Related Entries

    Agreement
  • Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement: Phase 1
  • Western Australian Aboriginal Justice Agreement
  • Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice Agreement
  • Organisation
  • Victorian Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee - Signatory
  • Event
  • Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

  • References

    Media Release
    Office of the Attorney-General of Victoria (24 April 2008) Local Justice Worker to Assist Koori Offenders
    Newspaper Article
    Koori Mail (7 May 2008) Scheme aimed at helping offenders
    Resource
    Victorian Department of Justice (2006) Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement: Phase 2 (AJA2): A Partnership between the Victorian Government and the Koori Community
    Victorian Department of Justice (2006) Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement: Phase 2

    Glossary

    Framework Agreement | Indigenous Partnership

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