Performing arts programs in juvenile justice in Victoria 2005-2015: mapping policy, research and programs

Ilbijerri is Australia’s longest running Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Theatre Company. Ibijerri creates challenging and inspiring theatre creatively controlled by Indigenous artists. An important part of the company’s work is the MARGUK education program, which focuses on Indigenous young people. The program produces educational resources, undertakes advocacy and leadership, runs educational workshops for students and teachers. A key target for the program is Indigenous young people in the juvenile justice system. 

This project involves mapping the policy, research and arts programs that have been conducted in the justice system in Victoria in the last decade, and building a tool kit for effectively evaluating these programs in order to collect evidence of their impact.

This project was funded in the first round of the Community Fellows Program, 2016.

Community fellow

Kamarra Bell-Wykes [Ilbijerri Theatre Company]

Academic supervisor

Sophie Rudolph [Melbourne Graduate School of Education]