2017 International Indigenous Colour of Justice Conference

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  • In Australia, First Nations people are massively overrepresented in the criminal justice system whilst Indigenous people represent only 3% of the total population, yet more than 28% of the prison population are First Nations peoples. This overrepresentation of Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander peoples in the criminal justice system is one major challenge which needs to be tackled in a holistic manner to address this national crisis. Loss of cultural values, norms, dispossession, colonisation and the forced removal of Indigenous children from their families and communities were believed to be contributing factors of social and economic disadvantage of Indigenous peoples who come in contact with the criminal justice system.

    The conference philosophy is based upon the collaborative partnership between the commonwealth, state and territory governments as well as non-government organizations in working together to support Indigenous communities in addressing the issue of overrepresentation of Indigenous people not only in the juvenile justice system but the overall criminal justice system in the country. 

    We as a community need to address these complex issues and develop interagency solutions to tackle this national crisis. Hence, we invite Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islanders Elders, mentors, role models, community groups and other interested groups from all around Australia to gather, yarn and develop positive strategies to curve offending behaviour through open and honest discussion, develop community initiatives to support Indigenous people to reconnect with culture, community and traditions; thus, ending the cycle of offending and re-offending behaviours. 
  • 21/08/17 at 6:00 AM -
    23/08/17 at 1:00 PM
  • Where
    Stamford Plaza, Brisbane Map
  • Host
    Indigenous Conference Services (ICS-MEES Pty Ltd)
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