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Yannabil youth justice Koori visitors program



The Yannabil youth justice Koori visitors program was designed for young Indigenous offenders in Victoria (Vic) in Youth Justice custodial centres.

Yannabil (Woiwurrung language word for visitor) visitors are Koori community members who aim to ensure that the young offenders are safe and well while in custody. Visitors can be Elders, respected adults, or young adults from the Vic Indigenous community, although anyone sitting on the adult or children's Koori Courts is not eligible due to a potential conflict of interest.

Abstract adapted from the Department of Human Services, Victoria


Department of Human Services
50 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne Victoria
Australia 3000
Ph: 1300 650 172

Related publications

Koori youth justice (2009)

Victorian Department of Human Services

The Koori youth justice factsheet, produced by the Victorian Department of Human Services, provides information on youth justice programs designed for Koori people in Victoria. The factsheet includes details on:

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Yannabil Youth Justice Koori Visitors Program (2008)

Youth Services and Youth Justice Branch

These two brochures provide information on the Yannabil youth justice Koori visitors program. The first one was designed to inform visitors involved in the program, and provides details on:

The second brochure was designed for young people and provides details on:

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract


Last updated: 24 March 2014
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