Northern Territory Aboriginal Justice Agreement
The Northern Territory Aboriginal Justice Agreement is a turning point in how the NT Government, aligned Aboriginal organisations and Aboriginal Territorians will work together to improve justice outcomes and services for Aboriginal people in the Territory.
The Agreement is founded on research, evidence, and the views and experiences of Aboriginal Territorians collected through 160 consultations.
The Agreement promotes strong leadership and a shared commitment to achieve change.
Over seven years, this Agreement aims to:
- Reduce offending and imprisonment of Aboriginal Territorians.
- Engage and support Aboriginal leadership.
- Improve justice responses and services for Aboriginal Territorians.
Together, we can ensure Aboriginal Territorians in contact with the justice system as victims, offenders, witnesses, and families are treated fairly, respectfully and without discrimination.
Become a signatory to the Agreement
If you believe in the AJA’s vision, aims and principles, you can become a signatory to the Agreement.
AJA news and updates
Reducing reoffending through recognition of family and culture
29 Apr 2022
The Aboriginal Justice Agreement is reducing reoffending through the alternatives to custody program, which rehabilitates female prisoners using a community model that addresses behaviour, and recognises individual needs and cultural values.
The AJA achieves bipartisan support
06 Apr 2022
The Aboriginal Justice Agreement (the Agreement) has achieved bipartisan support with Country Liberal Party leader Lia Finocchiaro and shadow Attorney-General Steven Edgington co-signing the document at Parliament House on 31 March 2022.