Restorative Justice and Aboriginal-led Decision Making

Tuesday, 9 June 2020 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm

In a week dominated by stories of the Black Lives Matter protests in the US and closer to home protests against Aboriginal deaths in custody and the overincarceration of our First Nations people, we look at promising Aboriginal-led decision-making processes that are helping protect culture and keep Aboriginal people safer through the justice system in Victoria.  We're talking restorative justice, and we're also talking about a beautiful possum cloak that's keeping culture real and present in the children's court.  

We hear from Jarrod Hughes, a Taungurung man and Senior Advisor from the Research and Advocacy team at the Centre for Innovative Justice about their Open Circle Restorative Justice program.

Website: https://cij.org.au/opencircle/

We also speak with Ashley Morris manager of Koori Services and Programs at the Children's Court of Victoria in Broadmeadows and hear about their Marram-Ngala Ganbu Program an innovative response to the over-representation of Aboriginal children and families in the child protection system in Victoria.

Website: https://www.childrenscourt.vic.gov.au/evaluation-marram-ngala-ganbu

Tuesday 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Current legal issues presented by the Federation of Community Legal Centres, giving an alternative view of proposed legislation changes.

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Members of the Federation of Community Legal Centres

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