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Community courts

 

Overview

The Community courts aimed to harness the cultural strengths and influences of Indigenous communities and embraces principles of restorative justice in the Northern Territory.

The Community courts aimed 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, had an opportunity to be heard about the offending behaviour. The program was 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

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Last updated: 7 August 2015
 
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