MEDIA RELEASE: THE TERRITORY’S HISTORIC ABORIGINAL JUSTICE AGREEMENT LAUNCHED (NT)

The Territory Labor Government and Aboriginal and community sector leaders have today signed a ground-breaking Agreement to deliver a safer community and better justice outcomes for Aboriginal Territorians. The Aboriginal Justice Agreement (AJA) is the first of its kind in the Territory. The AJA seeks to create a safer Territory by reducing crime and address the Territory’s high rates of Indigenous incarceration and reoffending. The seven-year agreement has three key aims covering services, leadership and systems: Reduce reoffending and imprisonment rates of Aboriginal Territorians to reduce crime; Engage and support Aboriginal leadership; and improve justice responses and services for Aboriginal Territorians.

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