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Aboriginal Justice Agreement Phase 3
The information on this page contains results in relation to each phase of the AJA. 16.38 The «action plan» defines the main initiatives, actions and delegates of each program. In the area of criminal justice, this includes the development of culturally appropriate corrective service programs; An increase in participation in care; Providing information assistance to support compliance with community missions; and maximizing existing diversions.  There is a direct link between the formulation of an AJA and the existence of an independent inter-communal advisory council for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Where there are no advisory bodies, there is less chance of developing AJA and less likely for public judicial authorities to develop their own strategic strategies and initiatives.  The analysis showed that if the number of Aboriginal people remains over-represented in the justice system, the number would have been higher if it were not for AJA2. The evaluation reported positive results such as a reduction in the number of youth in contact with the police and a reduction in the number of Aboriginal re-minations. In addition, the evaluation found an increase in judicial responses at the community level, as well as an increase in the response capacity of judicial services. The local approach chosen in AJA2 was seen as a stronger link with the AJA for the broader Aboriginal community. 16.29 State and territory governments may have other policies or judicial frameworks to reduce the detention of Torres Strait Aborigines and Islanders. However, ALRC believes that the AJMs are an important initiative to promote partnership with the Aborigines and peoples of Torres Strait, to promote strategic planning and to facilitate collaborative, culturally appropriate and effective criminal responses. 16:43 Victorian AJS were assessed in 2012.
The evaluation showed that the agreements had «significant improvements in the equity outcomes for Victoria coories» but that improvements could be made.  For example, it found that women`s opportunities for diversion were limited, one of many important risk points in the system that could be strengthened to reduce over-representation.  The evaluation also showed that AJA2`s partnership structures had established a solid basis for achieving the results achieved so far and for the development of future initiatives. 16.31 AJAs can be difficult to develop. They rely on the cooperation of government authorities, as well as the development, identification and commitment of Aboriginal organizations and Torres Strait Islander.  States and territories attempting to formalize the participation of Torres Strait Aborigines and Islanders in criminal justice decision-making should develop appropriate government structures that reflect the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Straiter communities in that jurisdiction. 16.32 JAs were first introduced following a summit of Aboriginal and Islanders organizations in Torres Strait in 1997. These organizations were concerned about a gap in accountability to the State and Territory Government, which had concluded after states and territories committed to account for the imprisonment of Torres Strait Aborigines and Islanders, as recommended by the Royal Commission to Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.  Subsequently, these organizations met with Ministers of the Commonwealth, State and Territory, responsible for criminal justice, and it was decided to develop LMAs.  16.37 ACT AJA , known as «partnership,» was developed in 2015 with the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body.  The partnership contains an action plan to reduce the average number of Torres Straits Aborigines and Islanders detained to less than 10% of the prison population.