The Yallum Yallum Project: Developing a self-determined justice model
This project aims to support the design of an independent self-determined justice model incorporating an ‘Elders and Respected Persons Council’, to be known as Yallum Yallum.
It has been developed at the request of and in collaboration with the Victorian Aboriginal Community Services Association (VACSAL) and the Yallum Yallum steering committee of the Grampians Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee (RAJAC). The model aims to promote cultural healing, social and emotional wellbeing and turn Aboriginal people away from the justice system and towards a stronger role in their culture and community.
The CIJ project team will deliver a draft model alongside a set of recommendations for implementation to the Goolum Goolum Aboriginal Cooperative to implement and test. The model will integrate with local cultural support and other programs including for example Hoops Against Violence, the Massive Murray River Paddle and the Possum Skin Cloak Project.