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The Departments of Corrective Services and the Attorney General are working in partnership with the Geraldton Aboriginal community to reduce the incidence of family and domestic violence in this part of Western Australia (WA).
The Barndimalgu court was established in August 2007 specifically for Aboriginal people in Geraldton to help them break the pattern of domestic and family violence.
When an Aboriginal person is arrested on a domestic violence charge, they are sent to the Barndimalgu court. People who plead guilty have an opportunity to do a 20-week program to address their violent behaviour before the final sentence is delivered. If the person successfully completes the program, they may not have to go to prison and may be given a community sentence instead. This helps the families and the community.
The project is supported by the Geraldton Aboriginal Justice Agreement local justice forum, which provides a link between the Geraldton Aboriginal community and the Departments of the Attorney General and Corrective Services.
Department of Corrective Services, Western Australia, abstract
Geraldton Community Correction Centre
45 Cathedral Avenue
Geraldton WA 6531
Ph: (08) 9956 2000
Freecall: 1800 801 067
Fax: (08) 9964 2231