Meetings with the Magistrate and the NT Administrator

It was a day of meetings for us on Tuesday. With Court in town, leaders of Yugul Mangi met with the Magistrate to talk about options for sentencing and what we can do to help offenders, particularly youth. With funding for Youth Diversion from NT Government, we’re aiming to develop a structured program that will help reduce youth offending, by engaging with those youth who do – and helping them re-engage around the issues that are leading to offending.

In the afternoon, several of our leaders met with the NT Administrator, HH Vicki OHalloran, who had come to visit Ngukurr. We spoke about many of the programs we’re engaged in and the challenges we face in service delivery in a remote Aboriginal Community – particularly proper community engagement and the need for infrastructure.