Aboriginal and Torres strait islander

Artwork: used with the kind permission of the artist, Amanda Wright (External link)

The NJC acknowledges the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin nation, the traditional custodians of the land and whose Elders, past and present, we pay respect.

About these services

The Neighbourhood Justice Centre (NJC) provides a range of services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who live in the City of Yarra or who have a strong connection to the area.

  • Court support
  • Referrals to wide range of services
  • Case management
  • Support for clients on community corrections orders.

Our Koori Justice Worker is also on hand to provide information, support and assists with referrals to the many services at the Centre or in the local community.

Wraparound support

We wrap our treatment and support services around our clients. That is, our treatment and support services ensure you get the right help from the right service, and as many or as few services are you need.  

If you are attend court at the Centre, your duty lawyer will be your main point of contact with any services you may need.  You may also encounter our Neighbourhood Justice Officer, who is the link between the court, services, the client, and the community, and provides more intensive support interventions as well as referrals to other services.

Other people you may encounter  are the Salvation Army Officer and Court Network volunteers, all of whom provide support before, during and after court.

If you do not have a court matter, and you're a local Yarra resident or have a connection to Yarra, we can help you to find the right service for you.