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Annual report 2013-14

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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.

As part of our commitment to the environment, we are only printing a small number of copies. You can read or download from the links below.

If you use assistive technology and need a version of the report in a more accessible format, please email editor@justice.vic.gov.au and tell us what format you need. 


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Author: Department of Justice
Publisher: Department of Justice
Date of Publication: 2014
Copyright: State of Victoria, 2014

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