Opublikowane: 18-12-2020

The Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement


The Aboriginal agreement on Victorian justice is described and explained. The goal is to combat the over-representation of Aboriginal people at all levels of the criminal justice system, improve Aboriginal access to justice services, and promote greater awareness within the Aboriginal community of civil, legal and political rights. The goal is to achieve this through the cooperation of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Commission, the Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee, the Department of Justice and the Department of Human Services. 16.29 State and territory governments may have other policies or judicial frameworks to reduce the detention of Torres Strait Aborigines and Islanders. However, ALRC believes that the AJMs are an important initiative to promote partnership with the Aborigines and peoples of Torres Strait, to promote strategic planning and to facilitate collaborative, culturally appropriate and effective criminal responses. The first Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement (AJA1 2000-2006) was developed in response to the recommendations of the 1991 Royal Commission on Aboriginal Deaths in Custody and the National National Summit on Indian Demons in Custody in 1997. Victorian AJA is a long-term partnership between the Aboriginal community and the Victorian government. The signatories of the agreement pledge to cooperate to improve the outcome of Aboriginal justice, the safety of families and communities and reduce over-representation in the Victorian criminal justice system. Each subsequent phase of the AJA was built on its predecessors (AJA2 2006-2012, AJA3 2013-2018) to further improve justice programs and services for Aboriginal people. 16.38 The „action plan” defines the main initiatives, actions and delegates of each program. In the area of criminal justice, this includes the development of culturally appropriate corrective service programs; An increase in participation in care; Providing information assistance to support compliance with community missions; and maximizing existing diversions. [38] 16.28 An AJA is a formal agreement between governments and Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander communities to work together to improve equity outcomes.

It provides strategic planning for criminal issues involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and allows for the creation of common judicial objectives between different departments and agencies. It facilitates partnerships between communities and governmental and Aboriginal organizations at several levels, including at the local level, to jointly develop, implement and assess responses to supranational detention.