OUR YOUTH OUR WAY: Commissioner for Aboriginal Children & Young People Justin Mohamed



Justin worked with Victorian Aboriginal communities for 20 years before moving to Canberra to take on national positions as chairperson of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and CEO of Reconciliation Australia. Prior to his move to Canberra, Justin held positions based in the Shepparton region as the inaugural director of the Academy of Sport, Health and Education (ASHE), and CEO and later chairperson of Rumbalara Aboriginal Cooperative Ltd. Justin chaired the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) and chaired the Hume Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Council (RAJAC). He has dedicated the past 25 years to working towards building a stronger and healthier nation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.



OUR YOUTH OUR WAY The Commission of Aboriginal Children & Young People have released a report following the inquiry our youth our way to understand the lived experiences of Aboriginal children and young people in Victoria and the factors contributing to their over-representation in the youth justice system. Children and young people who shared their stories with us, some of which are included in the report. There has been an inquiry into the over-representation of Aboriginal children and young people in youth justice.