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Reviewing and responding to the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

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Reviewing the implementation of recommendations from the Royal Commission

The Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement (AJA) was established on 1 June 2000, to review and monitor the implementation of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.

The review commenced in 2003 and resulted in a two-volume Victorian Implementation Review of the Recommendations from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody report, tabled in Parliament on 27 October 2005.

The report contained 164 recommendations aimed at increasing safety in custody and reducing Koori over-representation in Victoria's criminal justice system. Among the recommendations was the development of a second phase of the AJA.

Responding to the implementation review

The Victorian Government Response to the Implementation Review of the Recommendations from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody was released on 27 October 2005.

The response led to the development of a second phase of the AJA (AJA2) in June 2006 to address the justice-related recommendations.

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The department acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the land and acknowledges and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.