Murri Court has been reinstated in Mackay with the official launch taking place last Friday.
“Statewide Murri Court co-ordinator Renee Kyle said the court would convene fortnightly for youth defendants.”
“Mackay elder Veronica Ah-Wang was one of seven elders inducted into Murri Court at the ceremony.”
“A lot more of our Indigenous kids get into trouble, we just want to be there to help them and put them on the right track,” she said.
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Murri Court aims to address the over-representation of our mob in the criminal justice system. It focuses on rehabilitation through intervention and diversion, engages community and builds trust between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the justice system.