Most Aboriginal young people in Dubbo do not end up in the juvenile justice system. What makes the difference for them compared to those that do enter the system?
And therefore, what can be done by philanthropy?
Dubbo Conversations is a summary of conversations and observations in Dubbo to inform support by Dusseldorp Forum and Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation (VFFF). The result of this report has been the creation of the Children and Prison Program.
Dusseldorp Forum has committed to tackling system reform as part of Stronger Places, Stronger People – a five-year commitment by community, federal, and state governments and philanthropy to work together.
Philanthropy has the potential to provide long-term capital that can drive innovation in government policy. In 2010, philanthropist Julius Colman entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Victorian Government.
Dusseldorp Forum acknowledges the First Peoples of Australia and the Traditional Custodians of the Country on which we work and live. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and to Elders past, present and future.