The project was led by the Aboriginal community in Victoria with innovation facilitation and strategic support from TACSI.
The project consisted of identifying, co-designing and testing initiatives to build upon 17 years of demonstrable progress and significant impact on overrepresentation.
We followed a four stage process to build on existing work done by the Aboriginal Justice Forum, which included collaborative choice-making processes, prototyping and testing initiatives with key stakeholders and collaboratively defining the pathway forward towards implementation.
This work resulted in a set of five key innovation initiatives to shift the needle on Aboriginal over representation within the current Victorian Justice context, while carving the pathway forward for an Aboriginal self- determined Justice System including:
A holistic family healing model
Aboriginal Innovation for Justice Units
Bail breach reduction programs
Prevention for young people