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. It and the Victorian Government Response to the Implementation Review of Recommendations from the Royal Commission were tabled in Parliament on 27 October 2005.
The purpose of this review was to evaluate the implementation of the 339 recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.
The review 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 (AJA2) in June 2006 to address the justice-related recommendations.