- Sarah Gebert
On 1 June 2000 the Victorian Government and representives of the Indigenous communities of Victoria became parties to the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement (VAJA). The aims of the VAJA are to address the ongoing issue of Indigenous over-representation within all level of the criminal justice system; improve Indigenous access to justice-related services and promote greater awareness in the Indigenous community of their civil, legal and political rights. To achieve these aims an initiative was developed to conduct a Review of Indigenous People's Access to Legal Services in Victoria.
The objectives of the Project are:
- To examine the current legal services available and the extent to whihc Indigenous people are accessing these services;
- To identify the level and types of needs for legal services in Indigenous communities, particulary with respect to the legal needs of Inigenous women and children;
- To make recommendations to address the identified needs for legal services in the Indigenous communities.
Location: Tender Box - Level 5,452 Flinders Street, Melbourne 3000
Original Tender Code: 036/04