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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 were Koori community members who aimed to ensure that the young offenders are safe and well while in custody. Visitors could be Elders, respected adults, or young adults from the local Indigenous community, although anyone sitting on the adult or children's Koori Courts was not eligible due to a potential conflict of interest.

Abstract adapted from the Department of Human Services, Victoria


Department of Health & Human Services, Victoria
50 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne Victoria
Australia 3000
Ph: (03) 9096 0000 or 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:

The Yannabil youth justice Koori visitors program has now completed, and these resources are no longer available.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract


Last updated: 21 August 2015
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