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Department of Justice annual report 2005 - 2006



Department of Justice annual report 2005 - 2006

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Annual report 2005-2006


Northern Territory. Department of Justice


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




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Northern Territory Government

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Department of Justice annual report; Annual report





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

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Department of Law annual report

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Northern Territory Government



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51 Building Safer Communities Key: BSC 3 - Preventing violence - protecting territorians BSC 4 - Two way justice engaging Aboriginal culture and communities BSC 6 - Targeting punishment and preventing re-offending NT Correctional Services Overview As part of the criminal justice system, and in partnership with the community, Northern Territory Correctional Services (NTCS) contributes to individual and community safety by: Providing for the safe care and custody of prisoners and detainees and support strategies that contribute to a reduction in their likelihood of re-offending on release; Managing orders of the courts and Parole Board by effective supervision and by encouraging clients to address issues that lead to offending; Providing assessments and reports to the courts and the Parole Board to assist with effective sentencing and enhance judicial decision-making processes; and Ensuring that a range of rehabilitation and reparation programs are available to sentenced prisoners, community-based clients and juvenile detainees, which encourage them to become socially responsible members of the community. The outcome is a safe, secure and humane correctional system. Correctional Services Achievements in 2005-06 Opened the new Living Skills Unit at the Darwin Correctional Centre. The facility, which has capacity for up to 130 minimum security prisoners, provides a more helpful environment for supervision, treatment, and access to training and work programs, placing more responsibility on prisoners to access these programs and to prepare themselves for release into the community. (BSC 6) Restructured the NTCS management structure, which involved greater devolution of responsibility to prison superintendents as recommended in the Review of Adult Custodial Services. (BSC 6) Achieved full prison officer staffing levels at both Darwin and Alice Springs Correctional Centres with 181 officers in Darwin and 152 in Alice Springs and created a register of suitable applicants for such positions to maintain full staffing levels. (BSC 6) Commenced a three-year staged implementation of the Integrated Offender Management System (IOMS). IOMS will ensure greater co-ordinated 'throughcare' from an offender's first contact with NTCS, through any prison or supervision period imposed, to the end of any contact with NTCS, including setting up post release/post supervision support systems and treatment. (BSC 6) Continued the Elders Visiting Program, which provides an opportunity for prisoners to meet with elders from their community prior to their release to discuss how they might best reintegrate into their communities. (BSC 4 & 6) Completed the first Sex Offender Treatment Program at Alice Springs Correctional Centre. (BSC 3 & 6) Continued the prison and community based Indigenous Family Violence Offender Programs, expanding the community based program to regional areas including Nguiu, Oenpelli, Yuendumu and Ntaria. (BSC 3 & 6) Delivered the first Aboriginal Interpreters Course to prisoners in partnership with the NT Aboriginal Interpreter Service and Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education. (BSC 6) Hosted the Australasian Corrections Education Association Conference in October 2005. (BSC 6) In partnership with the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress, delivered Aboriginal Health Worker Training with the assistance of an Australians Working Together Grant. (BSC 4 & 6) Continued implementation of the Adult Custodial Review. (BSC 6) Received a commendation from the Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment in recognition of work undertaken by Community Corrections to engage and retain Indigenous employees in remote communities. (BSC 4 & 6) Annual Report 2005 2006 / Performance Reporting

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