We recognise that people from migrant and refugee backgrounds can experience significant barriers to accessing justice.
Judicial Council on Cultural Diversity
SPG provides secretariat for the Judicial Council on Cultural Diversity (JCCD)—an advisory body that was established in 2014 by former Chief Justice French and endorsed by the Council of Chief Justices Australia and New Zealand to promote procedural fairness and equality of treatment of all court users, and to promote public trust and confidence in Australian courts and the judiciary among the population in all its diversity.
The JCCD engages in consultation with the community, develops and provides advice on court protocols, best practice guidelines, and tools for responding to cultural and linguistic diversity-related matters, including the particular issues that arise in relation to migrant, refugee, as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Essentials of Culturally Responsive Practice for Judicial Officers
We provide Essentials of Culturally Responsive Practice for Judicial Officers training for professionals working in courts and tribunals to explore the concept of culture and culturally responsive approaches, and to provide practical guidelines that can be incorporated when working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (in particular, migrants and refugees) within the judicial system.
Please download the enquiry form below and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the online form to enquire about training.
Cultural Diversity Justice Network
SPG facilitates the network of Cultural Diversity Advocates across each level of courts and tribunals, with a focus on providing advice and assisting in the development of resources related to the work of JCCD.