At ALS, we advocate for the protection of the rights of Aboriginal people. We are focusing in particular on coronial reform and other advances in the Criminal Justice System.
We talk to people at really high levels to try and make change there. We write submissions to Federal and State Governments to try and make change there. We lobby pressure groups and stakeholders to try and make change there.
Issues that really affect Aboriginal people are issues which we are trying to change. They include:
- the overrepresentation of young Aboriginal people in the Juvenile Justice System
- over-policing and poor utilisation of diversionary schemes by police
- alternative sentencing options
- working with other agences holistically to help identify the main causes of Aboriginal people's high involvement with the criminal justice system
Please look at some of our Campaigns for Change.