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Join us for the second Koori twilight in our 2021 series marking the 30-year anniversary of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. 

Dr Alikki Vernon and Dr David Moore will discuss the concept of restorative justice and how mainstream courts can provide meaningful therapeutic interventions for our First Nations people.

Our presenters will explain how restorative practices work; explore why they have not been implemented more extensively and how Courts can assist to create better pathways out of the justice system and into rehabilitation.

Introduction by Dr Lois Peeler AM, Chair of the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee.

Supported by the Judicial Officers Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Committee (JOACAC).

While this program is designed for judicial officers, the learning outcomes may be appropriate for some non-judicial roles. Please contact us to express your interest.
 

Location

Webinar

Chair
Magistrate Rose Falla

Magistrate Rose Falla

Rose Falla is a Wotjobaluk/Wemba Wemba woman born and raised in Melbourne. She was educated in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. Rose has enjoyed a distinguished legal career, culminating in her appointment as Magistrate in 2013. Rose is the first Indigenous Magistrate appointed in the state of Victoria.

Moderator
Aunty Lois Peeler

Aunty Lois Peeler AM

Aunty Lois is a Yorta Yorta elder who grew up in the 1940s of northern Victoria. In the 60s, she joined famous singing group, The Sapphires, and toured Vietnam and performed at home in Australia. She is now the Executive Director and Principal of Worawa Aboriginal College in Healesville, a school dedicated to giving young aboriginal women from all around Australia a holistic education that nurtures Aboriginal culture, history and identity in an education framework.

Presenters
Alikki Vernon

Dr Alikki Vernon

Alikki Vernon has worked in conflict management and restorative practice for over 20 years.

Her independent consultancy provides mentoring, technical support for service-delivery and program development in justice, community and workplace contexts, practical support in managing workplace  conflict, governance of community and public sector organisations and effective responses to institutional abuse and family violence.

Alikki is currently Vice President of the Australian Association for Restorative Practice.

David Moore

Dr David Moore

David is a Melbourne-based consultant whose work supports individuals to communicate constructively and organisations to change adaptively.

David is currently President of the Australian Association for Restorative Justice and has taught in politics, history, law, and peace and conflict studies. David coordinated Charles Sturt University’s Justice Studies program, worked in the Office of the Queensland Premier and Cabinet and trained restorative facilitators around Australia, North America and Europe. In recent years, he has advised Australia’s Defence Abuse Response Taskforce and National Redress Scheme and the Victoria Police Restorative Engagement and Redress Scheme.

Chair
Magistrate Rose Falla

Magistrate Rose Falla

Rose Falla is a Wotjobaluk/Wemba Wemba woman born and raised in Melbourne. She was educated in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. Rose has enjoyed a distinguished legal career, culminating in her appointment as Magistrate in 2013. Rose is the first Indigenous Magistrate appointed in the state of Victoria.

Moderator
Aunty Lois Peeler

Aunty Lois Peeler AM

Aunty Lois is a Yorta Yorta elder who grew up in the 1940s of northern Victoria. In the 60s, she joined famous singing group, The Sapphires, and toured Vietnam and performed at home in Australia. She is now the Executive Director and Principal of Worawa Aboriginal College in Healesville, a school dedicated to giving young aboriginal women from all around Australia a holistic education that nurtures Aboriginal culture, history and identity in an education framework.

Presenters
Alikki Vernon

Dr Alikki Vernon

Alikki Vernon has worked in conflict management and restorative practice for over 20 years.

Her independent consultancy provides mentoring, technical support for service-delivery and program development in justice, community and workplace contexts, practical support in managing workplace  conflict, governance of community and public sector organisations and effective responses to institutional abuse and family violence.

Alikki is currently Vice President of the Australian Association for Restorative Practice.

David Moore

Dr David Moore

David is a Melbourne-based consultant whose work supports individuals to communicate constructively and organisations to change adaptively.

David is currently President of the Australian Association for Restorative Justice and has taught in politics, history, law, and peace and conflict studies. David coordinated Charles Sturt University’s Justice Studies program, worked in the Office of the Queensland Premier and Cabinet and trained restorative facilitators around Australia, North America and Europe. In recent years, he has advised Australia’s Defence Abuse Response Taskforce and National Redress Scheme and the Victoria Police Restorative Engagement and Redress Scheme.