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Our responsibilities

The Department of Corrective Services fulfils its obligations by:

  • providing offender management services that protect the community
  • giving offenders the interventions they need to make a positive difference in their lives and reduce their involvement in the criminal justice system
  • supporting offenders to become responsible citizens by adopting law-abiding lifestyles
  • promoting crime prevention.

The Department is also responsible for:

  • monitoring and coordinating the development of Corrective Services-related legislation, and tracking all proposed amendments for legislation that fall within the portfolio responsibilities of the Minister for Corrective Services.
  • providing professional and appropriate services to meet the needs of clients, staff and offenders with physical, intellectual, sensory or cognitive disabilities, their carers and families
  • eliminating systemic racial discrimination and ensuring equitable outcomes regardless of ethnic or cultural background, gender or personal conditions.

Page last updated: 17-Oct-2016