Source: (2012) The Winston Churchill Trust of Australia.

My project looks at innovative approaches in Canada, the United States and New Zealand to improve the cultural relevance of the justice system for Aboriginal people. It looks at initiatives that try to make court less formal, more understandable, more culturally meaningful and ultimately better able to identify and address the reasons underpinning an Aboriginal person’s offending. A central element of this is to consider initiatives that look to find bridges between Western and First Nations cultural perspectives and how a contemporary justice process can be enhanced as a result. Twenty recommendations have been made which aim to make practical and tangible changes to reduce the negative impacts of the justice system on Indigenous people. (excerpt)

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