The Department of Justice tabled its 2013–14 annual report in parliament on 16 October 2014. The report records a significant year for the department.
This year’s highlights include:
- introducing 35 Bills into parliament, including significant bail, sentencing, family violence and Working with Children Check reforms
- a large program of asset development, including opening 938 new prison beds, new police stations, courts and emergency management facilities
- recruiting 655 new prison officers
- implementing the 23 recommendations of the Callinan Review of the parole system to ensure parole is only granted when reoffending risk has been appropriately addressed
- preparing for the establishment of Court Services Victoria as an independent statutory agency from 1 July 2014
- piloting a weekend remand court in Melbourne
- improving the collection of unpaid fines, infringements and outstanding warrants
- continuing the important work of the Aboriginal Justice Agreement 3 to reduce Koori over-representation in the criminal justice system
- delivering the Community Crime Prevention Program
- preparing for the establishment of Emergency Management Victoria on 1 July 2014
- launching RentRight, a smartphone app that helps tenants understand their rights and responsibilities
- managing racing track development grants.
This year, the report also includes some stories from our regions.
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