As First Nation Peoples, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have a singular place in Australia.
However, the history of violence, dispossession and social exclusion experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people has contributed to their over-representation in the criminal justice system and almost every other measure of social and economic disadvantage. Challenges relating to access to justice are often magnified for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who have been impacted by violence.
This webinar discusses some key issues impacting on access to justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, including:
• barriers to reporting family violence;
• communication barriers; and
• barriers to full participation in the court process
The webinar will also provide some strategies to improve access to justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women impacted by violence, as outlined in the JCCD National Framework for Improving Accessibility to Australian Courts for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women and Migrant and Refugee Women