Draft Northern Territory Aboriginal Justice Agreement for consultation

In partnership with Aboriginal Territorians, the Northern Territory Government is developing the Northern Territory Aboriginal Justice Agreement.

The draft Agreement outlines how the NT Government and Aboriginal Territorians will work together to improve justice outcomes for Aboriginal people.

The NT Government has released this draft to seek input from Territorians before finalising the content of the Agreement.

The draft Agreement was developed following an extensive consultation process over two years.

In 2017 and 2018, the Aboriginal Justice Unit from the Department of the Attorney-General and Justice visited 80 Aboriginal communities and organisations, and undertook 120 consultations seeking views on how justice issues facing Aboriginal Territorians should be addressed.

The Agreement is underpinned by research, evidence and the views and experiences of Aboriginal people.

The draft Agreement should be read in conjunction with Pathways to the Northern Territory Aboriginal Justice Agreement, which provides the context, background and rationale for the Agreement.

Consultation close 31 March 2020

In partnership with Aboriginal Territorians, the Northern Territory Government is developing the Northern Territory Aboriginal Justice Agreement.

The draft Agreement outlines how the NT Government and Aboriginal Territorians will work together to improve justice outcomes for Aboriginal people.

The NT Government has released this draft to seek input from Territorians before finalising the content of the Agreement.

The draft Agreement was developed following an extensive consultation process over two years.

In 2017 and 2018, the Aboriginal Justice Unit from the Department of the Attorney-General and Justice visited 80 Aboriginal communities and organisations, and undertook 120 consultations seeking views on how justice issues facing Aboriginal Territorians should be addressed.

The Agreement is underpinned by research, evidence and the views and experiences of Aboriginal people.

The draft Agreement should be read in conjunction with Pathways to the Northern Territory Aboriginal Justice Agreement, which provides the context, background and rationale for the Agreement.

Consultation close 31 March 2020

  • Our vision is for Aboriginal Territorians to live safe, fulfilling lives and be treated fairly, respectfully and without discrimination, and for Aboriginal offenders to have the opportunity to end their offending.

    We want to hear:

    • what you think about the strategies
    • who should sign the Agreement
    • how we can work together to reduce the number of Aboriginal people going to or returning to prison
    • how we can support Aboriginal leadership and decision-making to make our communities safer for everyone.

    Our vision is for Aboriginal Territorians to live safe, fulfilling lives and be treated fairly, respectfully and without discrimination, and for Aboriginal offenders to have the opportunity to end their offending.

    We want to hear:

    • what you think about the strategies
    • who should sign the Agreement
    • how we can work together to reduce the number of Aboriginal people going to or returning to prison
    • how we can support Aboriginal leadership and decision-making to make our communities safer for everyone.

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