Corrections Victoria, which is part of the Victorian Government Department of Justice and Community Safety (‘Department of Justice’), is responsible for the administration of adult correctional facilities. (For Corrections Victoria’s contact details, see ‘Contacts’ at the end of this chapter.)
Corrections Victoria implements An independent body that hears legal claims brought by parties and decides between them. Serious cases are heard by a judge and jury, or just a judge. Less-serious cases are heard by a magistrate. judgments, detention orders and supervision orders established in accordance with the Serious Offenders A written law made by parliament. Also called an ‘Act of parliament’, ‘statute’ or legislation. 2018 (Vic), orders of the Adult To free a prisoner after they have served a minimum term, but before the end of their sentence. While on parole the person may be subject to conditions such as having to report regularly to police. Board, and directions of the Post Sentence Authority. It sets strategy, policy and standards for the management of correctional facilities. It also provides programs for the management and rehabilitation of prisoners and the community based supervision of offenders.
Commissioner of Corrections Victoria
Corrections Victoria is led by a Commissioner of Corrections (‘Commissioner’), who is an executive officer of the Department of Justice. The Commissioner is supported by two Deputy Commissioners and two Assistant Commissioners.
The Commissioner’s role is to assess the performance of all correctional services to achieve the safe Lawful control over a person which prevents them leaving. A person under arrest is in police custody and is not free to go. A person in prison is serving a custodial sentence that keeps them confined to the prison grounds. and welfare of prisoners and offenders and to manage the classification and allocation of prisoners to prisons. Statutory rules made by parliament or by bodies the parliament delegates power to, for example a local council or a registration authority. See delegated legislation; statute. requires the Commissioner to exercise these functions impartially between all providers of correctional services.