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Department of Justice annual report 2005 - 2006

Details:

Title

Department of Justice annual report 2005 - 2006

Other title

Annual report 2005-2006

Creator

Northern Territory. Department of Justice

Collection

E-Publications; PublicationNT; E-Books; Department of Justice annual report; Annual report

Date

2006

Notes

Includes "Correctional Services annual statistics 2005-2006".; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Subject

Justice, Administration Of; Northern Territory; Northern Territory. Department of Justice; Periodicals; annual report

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Darwin

Series

Department of Justice annual report; Annual report

Volume

2005-2006

Frequency

Yearly

Now known as

Attorney-General's Department of the Northern Territory annual report

Previously known as

Department of Law annual report

File type

application/pdf

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/213315

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/715317

Related items

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/715315

Page content

43 Output: Solicitor for the NT The Solicitor for the Northern Territory (SFNT) employs specialist commercial, litigation and native title solicitors. The role of the SFNT is to maintain excellence and integrity in the Governments legal dealings by providing quality advice, representation and documentation to Government Ministers, agencies and employees. The SFNT also administers the scheme that provides financial support to victims of crime. Performance Measures 2004-05 Actual 2005-06 Estimate 2005-06 Actual 2006-07 Estimate Quantity Capacity to provide legal services (solicitor hours) 1 43,267 49,275 41,684 52,462 Assistance to victims of crime ($000) 2 5,230 3,000 6,100 4,500 Quality Client satisfaction 88% 85% 85% 85% Timeliness Success in meeting client expectations 85% 85% 85% 85% (1) Reduced capacity in 2005-06 was due to staff turnover and long service leave entitlements resulting in vacant positions during recruitment periods. Increased legal hours capacity in 2006-07 is based on increased resources for 2006-07. (2) Reduction in 2006-07 reflects lower legal costs anticipated following the introduction of a new scheme for Crimes Victims Assistance. Crimes Victims Assistance The Department of Justice, through the SFNT, represents the Territory as respondent to all CVA applications. The department is responsible for monitoring and paying awards for assistance to successful applicants as well as paying associated legal costs. The legislative changes introduced in November 2003 with the view of reducing the legal costs incurred in the Crimes Victims Assistance scheme have impacted positively on the cost of the Scheme. While the amount of assistance increased significantly in 2005-06, legal costs incurred fell slightly. Figure 10: Crimes Victims Assistance total cost by financial year Annual Report 2005 2006 / Performance Reporting 0 1,000 2,000 3,000 4,000 5,000 6,000 7,000 96-97 97-98 98-99 99-00 00-01 01-02 02-03 03-04 04-05 05-06 $0 00