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No Justice without Healing: Australian Aboriginal People and Family Violence

Australian Feminist Law Journal, The
Volume 30 (June 2009)

Abstract: To have justice without healing is not possible, it is just short changing people. To heal, a person must be able to come to a place that is safe and allows them to deal with the pain of the past, process this and begin their healing journey. If people don't heal, they will not be able to change their behaviours and will continue to be victims and perpetrators of violence. Aboriginal people in Australia must be able to govern their own path of healing, to deal with past injustices, such as colonisation and it effects, in order to move into a future which will sustain their livelihood and foster a just society.

To cite this article: Cox, Dorinda; Young, Mandy and Bairnsfather-Scott, Alison. No Justice without Healing: Australian Aboriginal People and Family Violence [online]. Australian Feminist Law Journal, The, Vol. 30, June 2009: 151-161. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=254123129823486;res=IELHSS> ISSN: 1320-0968. [cited 07 Dec 16].

Personal Author: Cox, Dorinda; Young, Mandy; Bairnsfather-Scott, Alison; Source: Australian Feminist Law Journal, The, Vol. 30, June 2009: 151-161 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1320-0968 Subject: Family violence; Healing; Family violence; Aboriginal Australians--Criminal justice system; Aboriginal Australians--Services for; Justice, Administration of; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Manager, Aboriginal Healing Project, Department of Health WA, email: Dorinda.Cox@health.wa.gov.au
(2) Acting Director, Victim Services, NSW Attorney Generalís Department, email: Mandy_Young@agd.nsw.gov.au
(3) Research and Evaluation Project Officer, Aboriginal Healing Project, Department of Health WA, email: Alison.Bairnsfather-Scott@health.wa.gov.au

Database: Humanities & Social Sciences Collection