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Date posted: 20 March 2013
Phase three of the Victorian Aboriginal justice agreement (AJA3) was launched on 13 March, 2013 at Queen's Hall, Parliament House, Melbourne. The AJA3 builds upon the work of previous agreements, AJA phase one and phase two.
The development of AJA3 was developed through the Aboriginal Justice Forum in a process of extensive consultation and collaboration. A strong focus of the agreement has been on reducing re-offending and increasing Koori community safety.
The Victorian Aboriginal justice agreement aligns with the Council of Australian Government's policy agenda for Closing the gap by 2031 and therefore AJA3 represents the midpoint in a long-term strategy for generational change.
The Aboriginal justice agreement is the main vehicle for achieving Victoria's justice target of closing the gap in:
The implementation of AJA3 will expand the emphasis on crime prevention and diversion activities and seek to continue strong partnerships between the Victorian Government and Koori community.
Source: Victorian Department of Justice
Koori Justice Unit
Victorian Department of Justice
18/121 Exhibition Street
Melbourne Vic 3000
Ph: (03) 8684 1766
Fax: (03) 8684 1726