First Nations/
Koori participants across courts: Who is here to help?

A photo of two workmen admiring a mural by artist, Adnate

Tuesday 28th May 2024

Seminar | 4:45 PM-6:00 PM

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Grow your awareness of the cultural and socioeconomic issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples coming before the courts.

As Victoria begins to move towards Treaty, the Judicial College recognises the changing cultural and legal landscape for First Nations peoples and allies in this state. In 2024, our First Nations’ Twilights celebrate First Peoples’ storytelling and resilience; explores key organisations and services that act as first responders to a myriad of First Nations issues within the justice system; examines how the courts can incorporate lessons from the past into present judicial practice; and taps into an expansive view of Country’s imaginative possibilities.

This series of events is presented in partnership with the Judicial Officers’ Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Committee (JOACAC), chaired by Justice Jane Dixon and Magistrate Rose Falla.

In this exploration of services for First People in the justice system, key organisations will showcase their culturally specific skills and strategies to inform judicial officers about a range of available responses to the varied and diverse requirements of Koori people appearing in courts.