During the development of Burra Lotjpa Dunguludja, the Aboriginal Justice Caucus` long-term aspiration for self-determination within the justice system may have led the Aboriginal community to set the agenda for providing a culturally attractive justice system for Aboriginal people. The Victorian government recognizes that “Victorian Aborigines are the people most likely to know what works when it comes to achieving better results for their own communities.” The Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement is described and declared. The aim is to address Aboriginal over-representation at all levels of the criminal justice system, improve Aboriginal people`s access to justice-related services and promote greater awareness within the Aboriginal community of civil, legal and political rights. This is achieved through collaboration between the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands Commission, the Victorian Justice Advisory Committee, the Department of Justice and the Department of Human Services. The Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement is a long-term partnership between the Aboriginal community and the Victorian government. Each phase of AJA has built on its predecessors to further improve the outcomes of justice for Aborigines. Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander, who live in Victoria and work in the justice sector, have different cultures. The term “Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander” is used when referring to Aborigines and Torres Strait Islander throughout Australia. If we refer to the Aborigines and Torres Strait Islander of Victoria, the term “Aborigines” is used. Other terms, such as “koori”, “coorie” and “indigenous”, are retained in the name of programs, initiatives, publication titles and published data. Copyright Unless otherwise stated, the copyright in this site (including content and design) is located in the State of Victoria or is used under license.
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