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Community courts

 

Overview

The Community court harnesses the cultural strengths and influences of Indigenous communities and embraces principles of restorative justice in the Northern Territory. Community court aims to achieve community involvement in the sentencing process and to broaden the sentencing process so that the court can examine the underlying issues of offending behaviour and consider the needs of the victims. All participants, including the victim and other members of the community, have an opportunity to be heard about the offending behaviour. This program is conducted in a way that is not unduly formal and encourages and enhances the reaching of an agreement about a sentence to be imposed on the offender.

Northern Territory Magistrates Courts abstract

Contacts

Northern Territory Magistrates Courts
Nichols Place
Cnr Cavenagh and Bennett Sts
GPO Box 1281
Darwin NT 0800

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Last updated: 20 January 2014
 
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