Below is a list of news stories featured on the Department of Justice and Regulation homepage over the last 12 months.
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19 January 2018
Support dogs are providing comfort to victims of crime and vulnerable witnesses giving evidence in court, under a pilot program being extended by the Office of Public Prosecutions into 2018.
12 January 2018
Oliver and Charlotte still reign supreme as Victoria’s best loved baby names according to figures released today by the Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
29 December 2017
It will be easier and simpler for Victorians to deal with their fines in one place under the Fines Reform Act which commences Sunday, 31 December.
15 December 2017
Learn more about the latest crime statistics and trends on the Crime Statistics Agency website.
15 November 2017
Victorians have an opportunity to shape the future of fire management in Victoria by providing feedback to the Victorian Fire Management Strategy Discussion Paper.
31 October 2017
Consumer Affairs Victoria is running a campaign to warn about scams involving offers to do cheap work for cash on homes - with con men doing shoddy work or disappearing before finishing.
19 October 2017
The Department of Justice and Regulation's 2016-17 Annual Report has been tabled. Learn more about the department's activities and achievements.
13 October 2017
Fire Action Week is an annual fire-planning and preparation event that encourages Victorians to prepare early for the upcoming fire season.
6 October 2017
We are seeking feedback on proposed new regulations that will apply from the commencement of the Fines Reform Act 2014, which will affect the fines system in Victoria.
22 September 2017
More than $1.5 million in grants have been awarded to programs to empower and re-engage Koori young people to help prevent them from coming into contact with the criminal justice system.
22 September 2017
Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today announced the appointment of a reconstituted board for Racing Victoria.
20 September 2017
The Office of Public Prosecutions has designed a new website to help victims and witnesses understand the Victorian criminal justice system and access support services if they need them.
14 September 2017
The Department of Justice and Regulation’s Child Witness Service has marked a decade of providing support to young people who have been victims of or witnesses to violent crimes.
30 August 2017
Inspectors from Consumer Affairs Victoria are undertaking a state-wide inspection program to make sure that the contents of showbags at Victoria's shows are safe for children.
15 August 2017
The Inspector-General for Emergency Management will conduct a review of last month’s fire at a recycling plant in Coolaroo.
4 August 2017
Community legal centres across Victoria are encouraged to apply for a share of $7.1 million over two years from the Community Legal Centre Grant Funds Program.
3 August 2017
Barrister Tim Goodwin has been appointed to review part of the process Traditional Owner groups must undertake to negotiate a native title claim.
31 July 2017
The Department of Justice and Regulation has released its 2017-21 Corporate Plan. Find out more about the work the department does.
21 July 2017
The Gippsland Regional Partnership is a way for Gippslanders to let the Victorian Government know what they think really matters.
13 July 2017
New grants announced to help local communities tackle youth crime, as part of the Youth Crime Prevention Grants, and stamp out illegal graffiti with the Graffiti Prevention Grants.
13 July 2017
Victorian councils are invited to apply for grants of up to $250,000 for development of public safety and security infrastructure to improve community safety and confidence in public places.
7 July 2017
New gaming machine arrangements that will help limit gambling related harm and give certainty to pubs, clubs and hotels across Victoria have been announced.
4 July 2017
The new commission will investigate concerns and complaints from Victorians regarding matters that occur in courts and VCAT.
19 June 2017
From 1 August 2017, more Victorians will need a valid WWC Check to engage in child-related work, including volunteers at local schools, sporting clubs or other community organisations.
16 June 2017
The Crime Statistics Agency has released its recorded crime statistics for Victoria for the year ending 31 March 2017.
1 June 2017
Grants worth more than $3.6 million have been awarded to a range of volunteer organisations that provide vital emergency services to the Victorian community.
30 May 2017
Fifty-one brave young Victorians have been honoured today for their heroic and life-saving actions in the face of an emergency at the 13th annual Junior Triple Zero Hero Awards.
26 May 2017
National Sorry Day (26 May) and National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June) are a time to recognise our history and take the next steps towards reconciliation. Find out more.
24 May 2017
Anyone can get caught by a scam, but being aware of how online scams work is an important part of protecting yourself.
15 May 2017
Community groups and Victorian councils are invited to apply for grants of up to $10,000 to deliver local crime prevention projects.
10 May 2017
Law Week 2017, which runs from May 15-21, is a great opportunity for Victorians to find out more about law and the legal system.
2 May 2017
This years Victorian Budget includes funds for legal services, corrections, youth justice, emergency services and addressing family violence.
11 April 2017
If you’re getting away this Easter, don’t forget to drive safely and take regular breaks. The SES’s Driver Reviver volunteers will be hosting stops at 45 locations across the state.
11 April 2017
A review of the Open Courts Act 2013 is seeking your opinion on how court proceedings balance people's privacy, fairness and the public's right to know. Have your say on Engage Victoria.
30 March 2017
The Victorian Government is seeking community members from Wyndham interested in participating in the Community Advisory Group for the new youth justice centre being built near Cherry Creek.
21 March 2017
The Towards Zero Road Safety Conference 2017 is dedicated to making Victorian roads safer for everyone.
16 March 2017
The Crime Statistics Agency has today released its recorded crime statistics for Victoria for the year ending 31 December 2016.
15 March 2017
Victorian Councils are invited to apply for grants of up to $25,000 to partner with community groups to deliver local graffiti prevention initiatives.
9 March 2017
The Coronial Council of Victoria is conducting a review of the Coroners Act 2008 that allow for appeals and the re-opening of investigations. Submissions close 26 May 2017.
6 March 2017
Australia's only community justice centre has celebrated its 10th birthday in Collingwood.
3 March 2017
Changes to Victoria’s renting laws will enable long-term residential leases to be established from next year.
24 February 2017
Victorian emergency management volunteers across the state are receiving funds to do their crucial work through the Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability (ESVS) Grants Program.
14 April 2016
End of month prisoner and offender numbers according to prison location and demographic characteristics are now available on the Corrections Victoria website.
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