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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6 August 2018
Six communities around Victoria will have a new forum to engage with police and discuss local crime issues and policing priorities.
18 July 2018
The Office of the Public Advocate (OPA) has released an updated version of Take Control, explaining the laws around making medical treatment decisions and power of attorney.
2 July 2018
Victoria has joined the National Redress Scheme to help ensure people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse receive the recognition, respect and support they deserve.
14 June 2018
The latest spotlight released by the Crime Statistics Agency shows the method used to determine the principal offence type for a criminal incident, and how this impacts on counts by offence
21 May 2018
Victorian councils and community organisations are invited to apply for grants of up to $250,000 for local crime prevention initiatives to improve public safety and security.
14 May 2018
Around 34,000 Victorian women celebrated Mother’s Day for the first time this year according to new figures released by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
27 April 2018
Volunteer organisations are encouraged to apply for the 2018-19 round of Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP) funding.
24 April 2018
The Victorian Government is building a new maximum security prison in Lara and you can keep informed on the planning and progress of the project.
5 April 2018
In June, we're co-hosting the Crime Prevention and Communities conference featuring sessions on youth crime, community partnerships, crime prevention using environmental design, and more.
28 February 2018
The new statutory authority charged with overseeing many of Victoria’s most serious criminals has officially started work.
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.
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