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Community Justice Centre annual report 2011-2012



Community Justice Centre annual report 2011-2012


Northern Territory. Community Justice Centre


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Community Justice Centre Annual Report 2011-12 Page 9 8. Regional Highlights Top End CJC activities, including mediations, experienced a modest increase against the backdrop of: 4% increase (to 34% this reporting period) for Culturally Effective Mediations (CEM) in non-urban areas. 28% of the mediations delivered pursuant to Personal Violence Restraining Order Court referrals. The CJC continued to provide professional development to NT Police through presentations at induction training to auxiliary personnel and regular information visits to Police Stations. The NT Police remains the largest referrer to the CJC, with the majority of matters relating to nuisance related matters between neighbours. This reporting year the CJC continued to experience an increase in referrals from Legal Practitioners gaining better understanding of what the CJC offers as an alternative to legal proceedings through: 7 additional legal practitioners, paralegal and legal support staff completing the 5 day CJC accredited mediation training. Increase in Legal Practitioners attending CJC Continuing Mediation Development (CMD) workshops. Despite the challenges of delivering CEMs for mediations involving intra-family dispute among Indigenous families due to the number of people who are often dispersed over a wide area; a high resolution rate (82%) was recorded in that category as CJC protocols, processes and trained/employed local Indigenous mediators and cultural advisors worked together to overcome those challenges. The CJC was able to accept 100% of the referrals under Part 6 of the Justices Act where parties are provided an opportunity to attend mediation to resolve issues. 67% of the matters where both parties progressed to mediation resulted in a report advising the Court of an agreement.

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