The rates at which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are experiencing violence and being put in prison far exceeds that of non-Indigenous Australians. And we have reached a crisis point.
We need to:
Close the gap in rates of imprisonment by 2040; and
Cut the disproportionate rates of violence to at least close the gap by 2040 with priority strategies for women and children
Invest in early intervention, prevention and diversion strategies, which address the root causes of violence and imprisonment; and
Work in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities, services and their representatives, to develop and implement solutions.