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Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committees

Category: Organisation
Binomial Name: Victorian Government
Sub Category:State Government
Place:
State/Country:Victoria, Australia
Alternative Names:
  • RAJAC
  • Subject Matter:Law - Policy and Justice
    Summary Information:

    Under phase 1 of the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement, Nine Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committees (RAJACs) were established across the State of Victoria, with the aim of facilitating relationships between local Aboriginal communities and justice agencies.

    The overarching aim of building these relationships is to address the overrepresentation of Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system. 

    Each RAJAC's key role is to develop, implement and monitor Regional Justice Action Plans which are developed according to the principles and framework established under the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement. Support is to be given to local communities to enhance their understanding and skills to ensure they have an active and equal role in developing their Regional Justice Action Plan.

    Each region has a full-time executive officer, employed by the Department of Justice and Community Safety, who acts as a key support for each RAJAC. RAJACs include representatives from state and regional agencies, organisations and services.


    Related Entries

    Agreement
  • Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement: Phase 1
  • Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement: Phase 2
  • Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement: Phase 3
  • Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement: Phase 4
  • Organisation
  • Victorian Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee
  • The Aboriginal Justice Advisory Forum
  • Aboriginal Justice Working Group
  • Indigenous Issues Unit of the Department of Justice (Vic)
  • Tumbukka Regional Council
  • Binjirru Regional Council
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC)
  • Aboriginal Justice Caucus
  • Koori Justice Unit
  • Local Aboriginal Justice Action Committees
  • Event
  • Latrobe City Statement of Commitment to Indigenous People and Statement of Reconciliation
  • Policy/Strategy
  • Victorian Statewide Action Plan

  • References

    General Reference
    Victorian State Government Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committees
    Report
    Department of Justice, Department of Human Services, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission, Tumbukka Regional Council, Binjirru Regional Council, Victorian Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee (2000) Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement

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