Youth at the centre.
Jesuit Social Services and the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) were pleased to host the 5th National Justice Symposium on 28 July 2021.
Thirty years on from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody and five years since the announcement of the Royal Commission into the protection and detention of children in the Northern Territory, First Nations children and young people remain overrepresented at all points in the Australian justice system.
Centring the voices and stories of First Nations young people and their communities, the 5th National Justice Symposium explored the ingredients for change, from the grassroots to the system level.
The day included a series of keynotes and panel discussions, including conversations with young people, conversations with Elders, a focus on system reform, case studies of good practice, and finally, a look at the power of storytelling and community action.
Watch highlights from the Symposium below. To see the full session videos, click here.