Improving justice outcomes for Indigenous Australians through holistic and community-led reform

FORUM ADVISORY BOARD


 
Sadly, this year marks the 30th anniversary of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody. Since this date, at least 475 Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people have died in custody. Many of the Commission’s recommendations are yet to be adopted.  
 
This national tragedy points to the gross inequities within the Australian justice system, not just at the point of remand and incarceration, but from an Indigenous child’s first interactions with law enforcement, through to forced removals, legal representation, and more. To save lives and break the cycle of suffering, it’s important that community lead evidence-based and culturally informed reform. 
 
The Indigenous Justice Forum will gather community leaders, lived experience members, Aboriginal legal services, social justice NFPs, corrective services, law enforcement agencies, and more to share practical ideas and strategies for how we can close the gap on Indigenous justice outcomes. 
 
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PART OF THE AVENTEDGE INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
      

**Aventedge would like acknowledge the traditional owners of this country, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging**  

POST FORUM WORKSHOP | 2 DECEMBER 2021

ENABLING CULTURAL SAFETY IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM

 
Key learning objectives:
  • Understand why the justice system sets Indigenous people up to fail 
  • Discover how cultural programs can help break the cycle of Indigenous incarceration  
  • Identify where the justice system leads to lateral violence 
  • Learn how justice reform can help eliminate lateral violence 
  • Build cultural programs for Indigenous and non-Indigenous staff 
Workshop led by:
 
Dr. Richard Frankland
Artist, Founder
Koorreen
 

Dr. Peter Lewis
President 
ANTaR 
                                                                       
 
 
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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Thelma Schwartz

Principal Legal Officer

Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service

Aunty Rieo Ellis

Social Support Worker

Grandmothers Against Removals, Victoria

Lawrence Moser

Associate Director, Aboriginal Services

Victoria Legal Aid

Greg Moore

Commander South Coast Police District

NSW Police Force

Lewis Brown

Executive Officer

VACSAL, Aboriginal Justice Caucus

Dallas Hure

CEO

Northern Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Alliance

Graham Pattel

Managing Director

Wulli Wulli Indigenous Disability Services

Kristy Wilson

Indigenous Justice Program

Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation

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REASONS TO ATTEND

  • Understand how to safely embed culture within Indigenous justice support services 
  • Develop preventative programs to reduce the interactions that Indigenous communities have with the justice system  
  • Identify solutions to structural racism with the police, corrective services, and the courts  
  • Join conversations between Aboriginal community leaders and the justice system to share your experiences and insights 
  • Discover how Indigenous-led courts can lead to decreased recidivism 
  • Plan how to push forward with campaigns around raising the age and changing bail laws in the face of political inaction 
  • Develop stronger guidelines around taser usage, solitary confinement, and other justice issues 
  • Strengthen your child protection supports to protect the rights of both family and child 
  • Learn how reinvestment initiatives can best support Indigenous communities 
  • Break the cycle of Indigenous incarceration and child separations 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Those working to improve Indigenous justice outcomes within:  
  • Aboriginal Legal Services 
  • Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations 
  • Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations 
  • Justice and Correctional Departments and Agencies with State and Federal Government 
  • Social Justice and Human Rights NFPs 
  • Child Protection NFPs 
  • Family Violence NFPs 
  • Correctional Facilities 
  • Universities 

TESTIMONIALS

GROUP DISCOUNTS

    

VENUE

The forum will be held at a premium hotel in the Melbourne CBD. 
Delegates will be updated 4- weeks before the event.