Submission – Smart Justice for Women

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Smart Justice for Women is a coalition of nearly 40 organisations from the legal assistance sector, Aboriginal  Community Controlled organisations, community services sector and academia who are working together to end the criminalisation of women in Victoria.

This submission highlights the link between housing instability and criminalisation for First Nations women, in particular those who are victim survivors of family violence. It also sets out key principles that should guide the development of housing policy to address the unacceptably high rates of homelessness and housing instability for First Nations women who have had contact with the criminal legal system.

Date: 16 February 2024