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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Aboriginal community justice panels (ACJP)

 

Overview

Aboriginal community justice panels (ACJP) have been in operation since 1988, and are staffed by volunteers who are available 24 hours, 7 days-a-week to assist Indigenous people taken into police custody. The aims of ACJP include:

There are several ACJP operating throughout regional Victoria, with new ACJP likely to be formed in the Melbourne metropolitan area. ACJP are available in:

Abstract adapted from Victoria Police

Related publications

Office of Police Integrity (2011)

Talking together – relations between police and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Victoria: a review of the Victoria Police Aboriginal Strategic Plan 2003-2008.

Melbourne: Office of Police Integrity

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Last updated: 24 March 2014
 
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