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Yuendumu mediation and justice committee

 

Overview

The Yuendumu mediation and justice committee is a community-led group operating in the Yuendumu Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory (NT). The committee is supported by the Central Desert Shire.

The committee consists of respected Yuendumu Elders who meet to discuss the sentencing of Yuendumu offenders awaiting charges in their own Warlpiri language. The Elders have the capacity to make recommendations to the NT Magistrate's Court regarding sentencing, and put forward any concerns they may have. The Magistrate's Court visits Yuendumu bi-monthly. The Elders also discuss strategies to promote community safety and address family violence.

Abstract adapted from Central Desert Shire and Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Contacts

Yuendumu mediation and justice committee
Madhu Panthee
Domestic violence educator
Ph: (08) 8956 4245

Central Desert Shire
1 Bagot Street
Alice Springs NT 0870
Ph: 1300 360 605 (freecall)
Ph: (08) 8958 9500
Fax: (08) 8958 9501
Email: info@centraldesert.nt.gov.au

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Last updated: 7 April 2014
 
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