We've got 84 percent Aboriginal women in our prisons across the Northern Territory.... this is all about a safe cultural space !

15th Oct 2020

Targeted rehabilitation at a new residential facility in Central Australia will provide and an alternative to prison for Aboriginal women.

In partnership with Aboriginal Territorians, the Northern Territory Government is developing the Northern Territory Aboriginal Justice Agreement. The Agreement outlines how the NT Government and Aboriginal Territorians will work together to improve justice outcomes for Aboriginal people.

Leanne Liddle is Director of the Justice Unit where her small team is responsible for delivering the NT Aboriginal Justice Agreement.

Leanne, an Arrernte woman born and raised in Alice Springs has academic qualifications in Environmental Science, Law and Management, but she believes her most important knowledge has come from her grandmother and great-grandmother who taught her about traditional land management skills, particularly with the use of fire.