Murri Court links Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander defendants to cultural and support services to help them make changes in their lives and stop offending.
Elders or Respected Persons from the community are in the courtroom to guide and encourage defendants, and help magistrates understand more about defendants’ personal and cultural circumstances.
Murri Court is less formal than mainstream court but it’s not a soft option. Defendants are expected to work hard to make better choices.
Read more information about Murri Court:
The aims and goals of Murri Court, including videos and court locations
How to go to Murri Court, who to talk to and what will happen there
Links to publications, forms, agencies and community justice groups that can help you
Where to find Murri Courts and community justice groups in Queensland