Bendigo’s new County Koori Court

July 31, 2023 8:45 am in by
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Bendigo’s new County Koori Court will hold its first case today – becoming the eighth location around Victoria to host regular County Koori Court sittings, for higher-level offenses.

Following the creation of the Victorian Koori Court in 2002 to try to improve outcomes for Aboriginal people in the justice system, County Koori Courts were established in 2008 and rolled out around the state.

While the Koori County Court operates with the same sentencing law as the regular County Court and will focus on the exchange between Elders, offenders, and other involved parties, such as victims and support organisations.

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