For First Peoples, the child protection and criminal justice systems have long been sites of systemic injustice.
Yoorrook for Justice
Report into Victoria’s Child Protection and Criminal Justice Systems
The Yoorrook for Justice report is the culmination of Yoorrook’s year-long inquiry into Victoria’s child protection and criminal justice systems. It details extensive systemic injustice, racism, discriminatory laws and policy failures that have, and continue to, cause harm to First Peoples. It highlights that present injustice has deep roots in the colonial foundations of the state and makes 46 recommendations for change.
The right to self-determination of First Peoples is a collective right that is of fundamental importance under international law and especially to realising human and cultural rights.
This section outlines the centrality of self-determination to the findings and recommendations in this report. It also highlights the need for the State to increase its accountability, capability and compliance with human and cultural rights obligations.
The past is the present
This section demonstrates the connection between historic and present injustice within Victoria’s child protection and criminal justice systems and gives a timeline of major policies that have impacted First Peoples.
Child protection system
This section gives a high-level overview of what Yoorrook was told about the impact of Victoria’s child protection system on First Peoples.
Criminal justice system
This section gives a high-level overview of what Yoorrook was told about the impact of Victoria’s criminal justice system on First Peoples.
This section lists the 46 recommendations made by Yoorrook in the Yoorrook for Justice report.