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This section provides details and links for diversion programs and projects available for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offender population.

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The programs, projects and lessons learned have been rated to the left. The items are listed by title, but you can also select to list them by reach, focus, start date and end date.


Details and links (where available) relating to relevant programs, projects and lessons learned are collected here.

When you click on one of the headings of the table, the list will be sorted according to that heading. For more information about the program, click on the title.

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Title Reach Focus
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mediation NSW
Aboriginal client service specialists (ACSS) program NSW
Aboriginal community justice groups New South Wales NSW
Aboriginal community justice panels (ACJP) VIC
Aboriginal disability justice campaign National
Aboriginal diversion unit (ADU) VIC
Aboriginal family health/domestic violence program NSW
Aboriginal interview friends scheme ACT
Aboriginal mediation services WA
Aboriginal Prisoners and Offenders Support Services SA
Aboriginal road safety - a health lens project SA
Abuse prevention program (APP) SA
Aggression replacement training QLD
Alcohol and other drugs/social and emotional wellbeing program VIC
Alcohol court NT
Anglicare Koori youth justice program VIC
Assessing the views of prisoners on the involvement of prisoners in research - a citizens jury approach National
Back on track drink driver program NT
Back to bush project NSW
Back to culture NT
Balunu Foundation cultural healing program NT
Barndimalgu court and the Geraldton family and domestic violence project WA
Belonging to family NSW
Benelong's haven NSW
Beyond the bars VIC
Bourke alcohol working group NSW
Bourke justice reinvestment proof of concept project NSW
Building a Queensland cannabis diversion model QLD
Building on women's strengths (BOWS) program QLD
Bundji Bundji partnership program VIC
Cannabis intervention requirement (CIR) WA
Cannabis intervention session (CIS) WA
Care circles NSW
Carpentaria Shire Council youth support services QLD
Central Desert night patrol NT
Changing habits and reaching targets program QLD
Circle sentencing NSW
Clean slate without prejudice NSW
Colourful dreaming NSW
Community courts NT
Community greening program NSW
Community justice group program QLD
Community reintegration program SA
Cops and Koori kids fishing workshops NSW
Counselling and wellbeing program QLD
Court integrated services program VIC
Court referral and evaluation for drug intervention and treatment (CREDIT) and bail support (CBS) VIC
Court referral of eligible defendants into treatment (CREDIT) NSW
Crucial connection program QLD
Custody notification service ACT, NSW
DIDGE program NSW
Driving change NSW
Drug courts WA
Early childhood families and schools together (FAST) program NT
East Arnhem community night patrol and sobering-up services NT
Exploring the pathways to contact with juvenile justice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children: developing a profile of the risk and protective factors to support a strategy for change WA
Family law early intervention unit NSW
Fighting, alcohol and offending: interventions targeting Aboriginal girls WA
First offender's court intervention service (FOCiS) VIC
Galambany circle sentencing court ACT
Gatharr weyebe banabe QLD
Getting about Aboriginal bus licensing program NSW
Great Southern community drug service team (GSCDST) WA
Gunbalanya family safety program NT
Halo day program WA
Healing land, healing people WA
Healing program VIC
Healthy families NT
Indigenous community action to reduce harms associated with heavy cannabis use in remote communities in the Cape York region QLD
Indigenous diversion program WA
Indigenous family violence offender program (IFVOP) NT
Indigenous legal assistance programme National
Indigenous legal needs project NT, QLD, VIC, WA
Jumna wal NSW
Just reinvest NSW NSW
Justice campaign National
Justice health program NSW
Justice pups NSW
Juvenile justice teams (JJTs) WA
Kalgoorlie sobering-up centre WA
Kambarang place WA
Keeping kids out of crime WA
Killara youth support service WA
Koori community safety grants VIC
Koori court VIC
Koori early school leavers and youth employment program VIC
Koori intensive support program VIC
Koori kids program VIC
Koori youth justice program VIC
Koori youth justice program (KYJP) VIC
Kowanyama community justice group QLD
Kullari patrol WA
Kumangka drug and alcohol diversion service (IDDI) SA
Life cycle WA
Local justice worker program VIC
Lyons Street Diversionary Centre QLD
MacDonnell Shire Council community and agency services NT
Mad bastards National
Magistrates' early referral into treatment (MERIT) program NSW
Malpa juvenile justice program NT
Maningrida child safety service NT
Marapai Ngartathati Murri Women's Group and Yurru Ngartathati Men's Group Indigenous justice program QLD
Martu Elders patrol WA
Men's healing program WA
Men's referral service National
Midnight basketball National
Mingga patrol WA
Miruma NSW
Moorditj Ngoorndiak program WA
Mt Isa Murri men's group QLD
Murri courts QLD
Murri watch QLD
National empowerment project National, WA
New England North West license training project NSW
New era in corrections NT
Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women's Council (NPYWC) youth program NT, SA, WA
Night patrol (Rumbalara Aboriginal Cooperative Ltd) VIC
Northern Territory early intervention pilot program NT
Nunga courts (Aboriginal sentencing court) SA
Nyoongar patrol outreach service WA
Operation Flinders SA
Our journey to respect NSW
Palm Island community justice group QLD
Panyappi program SA
Parent drug information service (PDIS) WA
PCYC Youth at risk initiative (YARI) program QLD
Police drug diversion liaison program SA
Positive futures: social inclusion program for young people QLD
Pre-sentence opportunity program (POP) WA
Prisoner employment program (PEP) WA
Project 10% QLD
Queensland drug court program QLD
Queensland Indigenous alcohol diversion program (QIADP) QLD
Queensland magistrates' early referral into treatment (QMERIT) QLD
Red dust healing program National
Regional community conferencing WA
Regional youth justice services WA
Rekindling the spirit NSW
Right step program VIC
ROAR program VIC
Rural alcohol diversion (RAD) program NSW
Safe Aboriginal youth (SAY) program NSW
Safe pathways progam SA
Sexual behaviour clinic (SBC) SA
Sisters day out VIC
Sober driver program NSW
Sobering up shelter (Yaandina Family Centre) WA
Stayin' strong QLD
Storytime project NSW
Street youth service SA
Strong men, strong families project SA
Stronger futures in the Northern Territory NT
Substance misuse assessment and referral for treatment (SMART) court NT
Supervised treatment intervention regime (STIR) WA
Sustainable personal development for Aboriginal men SA
Talkin' about law QLD
The Bridge project VIC
The Maranguka intitiative (Bourke justice reinvestment project) NSW
The Torch project VIC
Tiddas program VIC
Tirkandi Inaburra NSW
Tiwi Islands youth development and diversion unit NT
Torres Strait Island community police services QLD
U-turn program TAS
Under the limit drink driving rehabilitation program QLD
Violence prevention program (VPP) SA
Walking together program NSW
Waminda women's health NSW
Wapa maya WA
Wiimpatja Healing Centre VIC
Without suspicion: towards more inclusive and human rights focused policing in Victoria VIC
Woorabinda early intervention panel coordination service QLD
Wyndham sobering up centre WA
Yindyama la NSW
Yiriman youth project WA
Young men's support service VIC
Young persons opportunity program (YPOP) WA
Young women's support service (YWSS) National
Youth at risk initiative (YARI) QLD
Youth bail options program (YBOP) WA
Youth boot camp program QLD
Youth cultcha program VIC
Youth in communities program NT
Youth justice conferencing New South Wales NSW
Youth justice conferencing Queensland QLD
Youth justice intensive bail supervision program VIC
Youth Koori court NSW
Youth on track NSW
Youth supervised treatment intervention regime WA
Youth support program SA
Yuendumu mediation and justice committee NT
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