First Nations Justice Office

In 2023 the Queensland Government set up the First Nations Justice Office (FNJO) in response to the Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce (the Taskforce) report Hear her voice—Report One—Addressing coercive control and domestic and family violence in Queensland (Report One).

The FNJO was established to develop and implement a co-designed, whole-of-government and community strategy to address the overrepresentation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Queensland’s criminal justice system and meet Queensland’s National Agreement on Closing the Gap (the National Agreement) justice targets.

The justice targets are to reduce incarceration rates by 2031 of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults by at least 15% and young people by at least 30%.

Our priorities

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Who we work with

We will work with the following partners to deliver our priorities:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Queensland
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Housing
  • Department of Justice and Attorney-General
  • Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • Department of Treaty, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Communities and the Arts
  • Department of Youth Justice, Employment, Small Business and Training
  • Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak
  • Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Council
  • Queensland Corrective Services
  • Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service
  • Queensland Police Service
  • Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council
  • Queensland Treasury.

Community engagement activities

We recognise that the lived experiences and cultural authority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are integral to our work. We are currently undergoing community validation to seek their thoughts, insights and feedback on the justice strategy.

Media statements

Contact us

If you would like to contact the FNJO please email FirstNationsJusticeOffice@justice.qld.gov.au.