First Nations Justice Office

The First Nations Justice Office (FNJO) within the Department of Justice and Attorney-General was established as part of the Queensland Government’s response to the Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce report Hear her voice—Report One—Addressing coercive control and domestic and family violence in Queensland to:

  • address the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Queensland’s criminal justice system
  • meet Queensland’s National Agreement on Closing the Gap (the National Agreement) targets.

The National Agreement justice targets are for the Queensland Government to:

  • by 2031, reduce the rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults in incarceration by at least 15% (target 10)
  • by 2031, reduce the detention rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people by at least 30% (target 11).

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Last Updated September 19, 2023, 11:23 (AEST)
Created August 31, 2023, 16:49 (AEST)