Corrections Victoria

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Corrections Victoria
Agency overview
Formed 2003
Type Department
Jurisdiction Victoria, Australia
Minister responsible
Agency executive
  • Jan Shuard PSM,
Parent Agency Department of Justice
Child Agency
  • Secretary Greg Wilson

Corrections Victoria is part of the Department of Justice in the Victorian Government, and is responsible for the provision of custodial and community-based services as an important element of the criminal justice system in the state of Victoria, Australia. Greg Wilson was appointed Secretary of the Department of Justice in April 2013.

The services provided include correctional centre custody of remand and sentenced inmates, parole, pre-sentence reports and advice to courts and releasing authorities, community service orders and other forms of community-based offender supervision. Offenders in custody and those supervised in the community are assessed for relevant interventions to reduce their risks of re-offending. Corrections Victoria works in partnership with other government and non-government justice and human services agencies in regard to inmates in custody and offenders in the community.

The Commissioner of Corrections Victoria is Jan Shuard PSM, appointed December 2012. The Minister for Corrections is the Hon. Gayle Tierney MP.

With the government's tougher stance on crime the prison population is growing. In 2013 and 2014 there has been significant investment in Victoria's prisons which has seen a resulting recruitment drive

Prison management in Victoria[edit]

Corrections Victoria oversees the management of Victoria's 11 public prisons in the Department's Regions. The Regions also run the Community Correctional Service on behalf of Corrections Victoria using around 50 different reporting centers.

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