Territory Stories

Driving down crime and protecting the community

Details:

Title

Driving down crime and protecting the community

Member

Giles, Adam

Political affiliation

Country Liberals

Collection

Media Releases for 12th Assembly 2012 - 2016; Media Releases; ParliamentNT

Date

2014-05-13

Location

Alice Springs

Notes

Made available by via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT)

Language

English

Subject

Crime; Police; Public finance

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

File type

application/pdf

Use

Issued as a Media Release

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/251773

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/547777

Page content

This will begin a new chapter of correctional services with prisons now firmly focused on programs that correct a persons offending behaviour and reduce the recidivism rate. The Governments successful Sentenced to a Job program will receive $1.85 million in funding to place prisoners in real jobs where they will work for award wages, pay board for their cell, contribute to a victims fund and develop a positive work ethic. The funding will also support the continued enhancement of prison industries at Alice Springs Correctional Centre. A person is less likely to reoffend when they leave the corrections system with a job and useful skills that will assist them to gain and retain employment. The Northern Territory Government is investing $1 million in new technology to provide enhanced monitoring and surveillance of offenders in the community. The Government is also investing to make the Justice system more user-friendly and accessible. Budget 2014 delivers $3.36 million for the Territorys first Civil and Administrative Tribunal which will offer a single, easy to use, non-judicial body for fair and independent resolution of disputes relating to civil and administrative decisions, Mr Giles said. Only the Country Liberals have a plan to drive down crime and improve the justice system and it is already delivering real results. MEDIA CONTACT: Danielle Parry 0413 081 801