What is the indigenous justice program?

What is the indigenous justice program?

The Aboriginal Justice Strategy (AJS), now known as the Indigenous Justice Program, supports community-based justice programs that offer alternatives to mainstream justice processes in appropriate circumstances. Community-Based Justice currently funds 197 community-based programs that serve over 750 communities.

What is Aboriginal justice Strategy?

The Aboriginal Justice Strategy was created in 1991 (originally called the Aboriginal Justice Initiative), to support a range of community-based justice initiatives such as diversion programs, community participation in the sentencing of offenders, and mediation and arbitration mechanisms for civil disputes.

What is the purpose of a justice system in an Aboriginal society?

The purpose of a justice system in an Aboriginal society is to restore the peace and equilibrium within the community, and to reconcile the accused with his or her own conscience and with the individual or family who has been wronged. This is a primary difference.

What is indigenous restorative justice?

Aboriginal Restorative Justice Remedies. A restorative justice remedy is one that places the emphasis on healing the harm done by the offence and rehabilitating the offender to avoid future harms. Such processes are in line with traditional Aboriginal views of justice.

What are the Gladue principles?

Gladue principles are a way for the judge to consider the unique circumstances (experiences) of Indigenous peoples. These unique circumstances include the challenges of colonization you, your family, and community faced and resisted as Indigenous people, and continue to affect you today.

How do Aboriginal communities view crime?

But even more to the point, Europeans and Aboriginal people viewed the same crime of murder in different ways. The two groups perceived the other’s system of justice as inconsistent, incoherent and incomprehensible. Of crimes common to both societies, murder requires special notice.

Why are Aboriginal crime rates so high?

This may be related to higher levels of risk factors among the older Indigenous population, including childhood trauma, experience in residential schools, mental health issues, and heavy drinking. Among younger populations, there is little difference in these factors between Indigenous and non-Indigenous individuals.

What are some examples of restorative justice?

5 Examples of Restorative Justice

  • Victim assistance. Victim assistance, as the name implies, focuses on the victims and survivors of crime.
  • Community service. When someone commits a crime, they are harming the victims and the community as a whole.
  • Victim-offender mediation.
  • Peacemaking circles.
  • Family group conferencing.

What are the objectives of the indigenous justice program?

Objectives of the Indigenous Justice Program: to assist Indigenous people in assuming greater responsibility for the administration of justice in their communities; to reflect and include Indigenous values within the justice system; and,

Are there any Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander justice initiatives?

The CJG Domestic and Family Violence Enhancement Program (CJG DFV Program) is being rolled out in 18 remote and discrete Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities over 4 years, in response to recommendations made by the Special Taskforce on DFV in the Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland.

How to improve the collection of Aboriginal justice data?

Improve collection and availability of Aboriginal justice data. Consider existing models or programs operating in the Aboriginal community to assist young people on parole and/or while transitioning out of the youth justice system, and examine their feasibility for expansion.

What is the Victoria Police Aboriginal youth justice strategy?

Expand the Victoria Police Koori Youth Cautioning Program from two to four sites. Develop the Aboriginal Youth Justice Strategy to strengthen young people’s connection to family, community and culture, and put in place the interventions and supports needed to reduce offending.