Aboriginal Justice Caucus (AJC) Secretariat

Aboriginal Justice Caucus (AJC) Secretariat

The AJC Secretariat provides administrative, logistical and policy support to the Aboriginal Justice Caucus (AJC) and its 20 members. The AJC is a conduit between the Aboriginal community and the justice system, they provide leadership, advocacy and drive continuous change to address the drivers of offending influence and negotiate system and programmatic reform to the criminal justice system.

The secretariat team also supports AJC members participation in the Aboriginal Justice Forums (AJF) to address justice related issues and influence the development of government policy, programs and investment. The AJC believes Aboriginal people can build stronger communities by advocating from a knowledge base that increases community awareness of social and justice issues and provides a voice, independent of government, that is grounded in self-determination and self-management.

The AJC secretariate in conjunction with the AJC members participate in external forums such as, Dhelk Dja Forum, Mana-na
maar-takoort Forum, Marrung Forum and numerous Collaborative Working Gorups (CWG) and sub-committees.

The AJC secretariate has also drafted a number of submissions and briefs while supporting the advocacy work that the AJC members undertake, some examples include:

Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC)

Aboriginal Youth justice

Decriminalisation of Public Intoxication Reforms

Raise the Age of Criminal Responsibility

Aboriginal Youth Cautionoing Program

Yoorrook Witness Hearings: Child Protection and Criminal Justice System


Executive Officer: Ashlee Marston

Administration Officer: Molly Johnson